Determining the stress distribution in a bicycle crank under in-service loads

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dc.contributor.author Calvo Ramos, José Antonio
dc.contributor.author Álvarez Caldas, Carolina
dc.contributor.author Quesada González, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author San Román García, José Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2022-12-14T10:42:21Z
dc.date.available 2022-12-14T10:42:21Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ramos, J. A. C., lvarez-Caldas, C., Quesada, A. & Román, J. L. S. (2016). Determining the Stress Distribution in a Bicycle Crank Under In-Service Loads. Experimental Techniques, 40(2), 885-890.
dc.identifier.issn 0732-8818
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/36180
dc.description.abstract New techniques have been introduced in the design process of most of the components of a bicycle. One of the main purposes of this introduction is trying to achieve the best weight/rigidity relation. However, all these advances have to take into account the security of the rider. Unexpected failures of some components such as stem, handlebar, or cranks, can cause serious injuries to cyclists and have to be prevented. Standard EN 14781:2006 establishes the safety and performance requirements that every bicycle and every component must fit from the point of view of fatigue failure. In this work, several bicycles cranks will be experimentally tested under the loading conditions of the reference standard. The stresses on the critical points will be analyzed to determine the influence of any variation in the test conditions. According to obtained data, several changes in the conditions of the standard will be proposed. Also, loading tolerance values for the test will be suggested, because they are not established in the standard.
dc.format.extent 6
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights © 2015, Society for Experimental Mechanics.
dc.subject.other Bicycle
dc.subject.other Crank
dc.subject.other Fatigue
dc.subject.other Stress distribution
dc.subject.other Experimental tests
dc.title Determining the stress distribution in a bicycle crank under in-service loads
dc.type research article
dc.subject.eciencia Ingeniería Mecánica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s40799-016-0089-6
dc.rights.accessRights open access
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 885
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 890
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Experimental Techniques
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 40
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000016836
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: MECATRAN: Mecánica Experimental, Cálculo y Transportes
dc.affiliation.area UC3M. Área de Ingeniería Mecánica
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