What is IBERG
 

The International Bicycle Engineering Research Group (IBERG) is a collection of engineers who are active in the field of academic research relating to bicycles. Founded in 2014, the IBERG aims to promote the technical aspects of bicycle engineering and to provide a collaborative environment for generating and disseminating new knowledge in the field of bicycle engineering and technology.

 
Collective expertise
 

Transducers and
in-situ measurements


Experimental and
computational fluid dynamics
 

Cyclist's perceptions
&
Psychophysics

Structural numerical simulation and
optimization

Vibration and dynamic
behaviour of mechanical
structures

 
Members
 
 

Dr Jean-Marc Drouet


Professor - Co-founder of IBERG
Mechanical Engineering Department
Université de Sherbrooke (QC) Canada

Email: Jean-Marc.Drouet@USherbrooke.ca

   

Dr Derek Covill


Principal lecturer - Co-founder of IBERG
School of Computing, Engineering and
Mathematics
University of Brighton (UK)

Email: D.Covill@brighton.ac.uk

             
  Dr Steven Begg


Reader
School of Computing, Engineering and
Mathematics
University of Brighton (UK)

    Dr Daniel Coren


Senior lecturer
School of Computing, Engineering and
Mathematics
University of Brighton (UK)

             
  Dr Joachim Vanwalleghem


Department of Materials Science and
Engineering
Ghent University (Belgium)

    Dr Julien Lépine


Research Associate
Mechatronics and Vehicle Dynamics
Department of Engineering
Cambridge University (UK)

             
  Anton Köllner, M.Eng. (Hons)


Ph.D. candidate
Institute of Applied Mechanics
Technical University of Berlin (Germany)

     
 
Publications
 

An Assessment of Bicycle Frame Behaviour under Various Load Conditions Using Numerical Simulations

Covill D, Allard P, Drouet J-M, Emerson N
Procedia Engineering, Volume 147, The Engineering of Sport 11, Pages 665-670, 2016

Full text available from ScienceDirect

Perceptual Thresholds for Shock-Type Excitation of the Front Wheel of a Road Bicycle at the Cyclist’s Hands
** Best Paper Award **

Drouet J-M, Guastavino C, Girard N
Procedia Engineering, Volume 147, The Engineering of Sport 11, Pages 724–729, 2016

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Test Protocol for In-Situ Bicycle Wheel Dynamic Comfort Comparison

Lépine J, Champoux Y, Drouet J-M
Procedia Engineering, Volume 147, The Engineering of Sport 11, Pages 568–572, 2016

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Parametric finite element analysis of steel bicycle frames: the influence of tube selection on frame stiffness

Covill D, Blayden A, Coren D, Begg S
Procedia Engineering, Volume 112, 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, Pages 34–39, 2015

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Using an Alternative Forced-choice Method to Study Shock Perception at Cyclists’ Hands: The Effect of Tyre Pressure

Richard S, Champoux Y, Lépine J, Drouet J-M
Procedia Engineering, Volume 112, 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, Pages 361–366, 2015

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Dynamic Calibration of an Instrumented Bike Brake Hood in Measuring Power Absorbed by the Hands

Champoux Y, Vanwallenghem J, Drouet J-M
Procedia Engineering, Volume 112, 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, Pages 225-230, 2015

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Parametric Finite Element Analysis of Bicycle Frame Geometries

Covill D, Begg S, Elton E, Milne M, Morris R, Katz T
Procedia Engineering, Volume 72, The Engineering of Sport 10, Pages 441-446, 2014

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Using Power as a Metric to Quantify Vibration Transmitted to the Cyclist

Pelland-Leblanc J-P, Lépine J, Champoux Y, Drouet J-M
Procedia Engineering, Volume 72, The Engineering of Sport 10, Pages 392-397, 2014

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Designing a Strain Gauge Transducer for Dynamic Load Measurement in Cycling Using Numerical Simulation

Drouet J-M, Champoux Y
Procedia Engineering, Volume 72, The Engineering of Sport 10, Pages 304-309, 2014

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Analysis of human factors in the design of bicycle components

Covill D, Elton E, Milne M, Morris R, Katz T
Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors, Edited by Sharples and Shorrock, pp 143-150, 2014

 
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Updated January 16th, 2017