The TU Delft Bicycle Lab has been awarded approximately one third of a $350k grant to the SymPy project from the Chan-Zuckerberg Foundation as part of their "Essential Open Source Software for Science" program. SymPy is joining a host of exciting open source software projects in this program. This is …
See this link for the video and article (in Dutch): https://www.hartvannederland.nl/nieuws/olympische-spelen/ontwerper-fiets-baanwielrenners-trots-op-gouden-plak
Joris Kuiper successfully defended "Development of an Integrated Bicycle Accident Detection System: Introducing ALARM: Accident Localisation And Recognition Method". His system is designed for future Gazelle electric bikes. Joris has accepted a position at Gearbox to develop agricultural robots following graduation. Congrats to Joris!
Jan Groenhuis successfully defended "Experimental data-tracking of the BMX SX gate start using biomechanical modeling and trajectory optimization". Everyone at the bicycle lab is very proud of Jan and will miss him! Jan is off to European bicycle tour as his first new venture.
Georgios Dialynas successfully defended his thesis.
Georgios Dialynas will defend his Bicycle Lab PhD thesis September 15 at 12:30 CEST.
The lab is moving to TU Delft this summer.
TUDelft demonstrates the steer-assist bicycle, this is a prototype of a bicycle with a smart motor in the handlebars which prevents the bicycle from falling at low speed. This prototype has been developed in collaboration with the Royal Gazelle bicycle company.
Project Tokyo; the new track bicycle for the Dutch Olympic Track cycling team has been presented. This new track bicycle, the KOGA KINSEI, has been designed and build by a multidisplinary team, project Tokyo, with the partners: KOGA - The project leaders, and bicycle builders TU Delft - Bikefit, handling and control …
Lab co-awardees of $5M Department of Education Grant
TU Delft is one of the participants within the European Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) on Motorcycle Rider Integrated Safety, called MOTORIST. The project is coordinated by Prof. Marco Pierini, from University of Firenze (UNIFI), Florence, Italy. More info on this ITN can …
Andrew Dressel successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: MEASURING AND MODELING THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BICYCLE TIRES, PhD thesis, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 2013. pdf(30Mb)
TED talk by Arend Schwab at TEDxDelft2012 on "Why bicycles do not fall":
Peter de Lange successfully defended his Engineering Dynamics MSc thesis and graduate Cum Laude: P.D.L. de Lange, Rider Control Identification in Bicycling, a preliminary analysis, MSc thesis, Delft University of Technology, Nov 2011. (pdf 2.3Mb)
Eric-Jan van den Ouden successfully defended his Engineering Dynamics MSc thesis: J.H. van den Ouden, Inventory of bicycle motion for the design of a bicycle simulator, MSc thesis, Delft University of Technology, Jan 2011. (pdf 2.2Mb)
This month the bicycle lab moved to the new lab space (room 4A-1-04) which is on the first floor, close to our offices. We are very happy with the new lab; more than 80 m2 of light and clean space with lots of room for table-top experimental setups and …
Marc Evertse successfully defended his MSc thesis: M.V.C. Evertse, Rider Analysis using a fully instrumented motorcycle, MSc thesis, Delft University of Technology, May 2010. (pdf 1.9Mb)
Recently Jason Moore from UCDavis started a google discussion group on single track vehicle dynamics.
Jodi Kooijman succesfully defended his Engineering Dynamics MSc thesis: J. D. G. Kooijman, Experimental Validation of a Model for the Motion of an Uncontrolled Bicycle, MSc thesis, Delft University of Technology, April 2006. (pdf 4.9Mb)