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Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 520; https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05414

Design and Calibration of a 6-Component Balance on a Bicycle Steer

Department of Electro Mechanics, KU Leuven, 9000 Leuven, Belgium
Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM18), Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
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Published: 29 June 2018
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The present article describes the methodology used to design and calibrate a 6-component balance. This balance is utilized in an instrumented bike measuring the forces applied on the handlebars. This instrumentation bike maps all riders induced loads. In the designing process, Finite Element Analysis was used. Calibrating the balance was done using the Least Square Regression Method which allows combining multiple loads during calibration and thus requires less samples. The balance operates with a maximum full scale error of 0.53%.
Keywords: 6-component balance; least square regression method; instrumented bicycle 6-component balance; least square regression method; instrumented bicycle
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D’hondt, J.; Dieltiens, S.; Juwet, M. Design and Calibration of a 6-Component Balance on a Bicycle Steer. Proceedings 2018, 2, 520.

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