The Alacro Triathlon Bicycle Design

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The Alacro Triathlon Bicycle Design

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dc.contributor.author Bushey, Kristen
dc.contributor.author Farrell, Rose
dc.contributor.author Gertsmann, Erin
dc.contributor.author Neufeld, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-21T13:18:49Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-21T13:18:49Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/1619
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces a design solution for a bicycle that will place less strain on overused muscle groups during a triathlon. The Alacro design stands out from the standard diamond bicycles currently on the market. The sleek monoque carbon fibre design of the Alacro provides a light weight, sturdy corrosion resistant frame, with a unique geometry. The Alacro geometry improves upon the standard diamond frame by eliminating the seat tube and seat stays. Through mathematical models the Alacro was found to require nearly 15% less power input from the rider than the standard triathlon bicycle at average racing speeds. FEA modeling and manual stress calculations confirm the structural stiffness of the frame design. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject bicycles en
dc.subject carbon en
dc.title The Alacro Triathlon Bicycle Design en
dc.type Book chapter en


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