A custom-made bicycle treadmill (76 cm wide by 196 cm long) allows ample freedom of movement for cycling. Several objects can be attached to the belt to recreate realistic conditions encountered on the road such as impacts or rough asphalt.
The Laboratory possesses many transducers for measuring force, torque, acceleration, power and energy transmitted to the bicycle and to the cyclist (shown: Instrumented brake hoods and instrumented seatpost). The bike in the picture is mounted on two Xcite hydraulic exicter heads used to accurately simulate different road profiles.
The Laboratory has a road simulator using D-Box actuators to accurately simulate different road profiles at the front or rear wheel.
The Laboratory has a large steel table used for high stiffness setups and assemblies.
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