UX special event on Human Factors in Product Design – 14th October 2014 at Hotel du Vin – Brighton
3D printing & laser scanning / bicycle engineering design / my research / news

UX special event on Human Factors in Product Design – 14th October 2014 at Hotel du Vin – Brighton

What a venue, what an event! This month’s UX event in the Hotel du Vin here in Brighton was a pearler! Tim Minor was kind enough to invite Dr Eddy Elton, Cathy Grundy and myself to give a series of talks surrounding the use of Human Factors in Product Design. Eddy gave a great comparison … Continue reading

The exponential cost of high end bikes…
bicycle engineering design / news / sports engineering design

The exponential cost of high end bikes…

I’ve been tinkering with some initial data, looking into an analysis of the cost of bicycles and perhaps unsurprisingly the data highlights that the cost of high end bicycles, appears to be exponentially linked to their mass (or lack of it!). Shown here are 84 mostly carbon road bikes (published on bikeradar.com), with their cost (RRP in … Continue reading

Parametric finite element analysis of bicycle frame stiffness
bicycle engineering design / my research / news / parametric analysis & modeling in CAD/FEA / sports engineering design

Parametric finite element analysis of bicycle frame stiffness

Performing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on bicycle frames has become a common activity for bicycle designers and engineers in the hope of improving the performance of frames. This is typically achieved by balancing priorities for key requirements, including minimising the mass of the frame (possibly using competition rules to constrain this), maximising lateral stiffness in … Continue reading

Recent bike build projects
bicycle engineering design / news / parametric analysis & modeling in CAD/FEA / sports engineering design

Recent bike build projects

I’ve been doing quite a lot of bike related projects lately. I’ve managed to build my own frame: a 51cm classic, full fleur-de-lis lugged steel audax steed made from lovely columbus spirit tubing (made from Niobium which is not the ultimate extremo quality tubing, but still great performance none the less with a UTS somewhere … Continue reading