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Predicting the service life of a bicycle frame


Start: 01-10-2017
End: 30-09-2019


This project is funded by and executed in collaboration with Gazelle, Dieren (


Emilio Cervantes Pacheco, Dario di Maio, Tiedo Tinga


The goal of the project is to upgrade the current accelerated life-time tests used in the bike industry for frames and forks by making them more representative of the real-life conditions to which bikes are submitted by their daily users. Loads and parameters applied in bikes while in real-life conditions can later on be integrated into the design and simulation phases in order to have a shorter turnaround time for the products and a more accurate life-time prediction.