DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF PEDALING MOTION IN RACING CYCLE WITH COMPUTER SIMULATION

  • A. Uesaki
  • Y. Mochizuki
  • T. Matsuo
  • K. Hashizume
  • K. Omura
  • S. Inokuchi
Keywords: three-dimensional mathematical model, Lagrange equations, inverse kinematics problem, Newton-Raphson method, inverse dynamics calculation

Abstract

This paper reports the new method based on the computer simulation for the dynamics analysis of the pedaling motion in a racing cycle. At first, we describe three-dimensional mathematical models of lower limbs and the cycle, and then explain the formulation as the systems of Lagrange equations. Time-series angular displacements of each joint, the crank arm, and each pedal were obtained by capturing actual human pedaling motions. The 'ideal' pedal forces were computed by using the model of the cycle. The method for solving the 'inverse kinematics problem' is also proposed. As the results of the dynamic simulation, we obtained several dynamic properties of the three-dimensional pedaling motion. And the differences between the three-dimensional pedaling motion and the two dimensional motion were also described.
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Coaching and Sports Activities