The understanding and development of cycling aerodynamics

LUKES, R. A., CHIN, S. B. and HAAKE, Steve (2005). The understanding and development of cycling aerodynamics. Sports engineering, 8 (2), 59-74.

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    In elite cycling the resistive force is dominated by aerodynamics. Be it on the roads or in the velodrome, the sport has many examples where aerodynamics has won and lost races. Since the invention of the bicycle, engineers have strived to improve performance, often by reducing aerodynamic drag. Over the last 50 years a number of authors have presented their efforts in journals, books and magazines. This review summarises the publications that show the continued development in the aerodynamics of cycling. The review concludes by examining the shortcomings of the current understanding and making suggestions for future research and development.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
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    Page Range: 59-74
    Depositing User: Carole Harris
    Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2010 14:23
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 11:01

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