Accession Number ADA562298
Title Mountain Bike Wheel Endurance Testing and Modeling.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author C. Sutela R. C. Redfield
Abstract Mountain bike wheels may be evaluated for durability and mode of failure using bump drum test machines that subject wheels to simulated rider loads and uneven terrain. These machines may operate at high speeds in order to accelerate failures, particularly during the design and prototype phase of wheel development. This paper describes a mathematical model of the dynamics of a wheel test drum assembly, and the validation of the model using data recorded during a wheel test. This model will subsequently be applied to better understand the key test operating parameters that must be controlled in order to produce repeatable durability data during accelerated testing.
Keywords Accelerated testing
Bicycles
Design
Drum test machines
Durability
Dynamics
Mathematical models
Mountain bikes
Passenger vehicles
Prototypes
Reprints
Symposia
Test equipment
Test methods
Tires
Wheels


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Air Force Academy, CO. Dept. of Engineering Mechanics.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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