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Bicycle shox dynamics

  1. Apr 25, 2005 #1
    Please go thro the link. it shows an animation of bicycle shox.
    http://www.santacruzmtb.com/vpp/. click on the animation

    Suppose a person of weight 100kg sits on this how can i know the
    velociy,accelerations at various points on the bicycle. Can any
    basic dynamics theory help in this?
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  3. Apr 29, 2005 #2
    i may be wrong but you'd probably need the the spring constant ... use conservation of energy ... also need to know how the load is being transfered due the rotation ... i know i'm wrong but i gave it a shot
  4. Apr 29, 2005 #3
    Don't we have a four bar mechanism there. If that is the case u can calculate the velocities and accln using the instantaneous centers method
  5. Apr 29, 2005 #4
    Any website for showing method to find accelerations,velocity in four bar mechanism?
  6. May 3, 2005 #5
    I am sorry I do not know of any good website which shows the methods to find accelerations and velocities in a Four bar linkage. Maybe someone out there can help.
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