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Construction, parameterization and evaluation of a bicycle simulator for a realistic and interactive simulation environment

Martinez Garcia, Donaji (2021) Construction, parameterization and evaluation of a bicycle simulator for a realistic and interactive simulation environment. Master's, Technische Universität Braunschweig.

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Abstract

A bicycle simulator can be used as a tool for the observation of the behaviors of cyclists and their perceptions of different environments. Through the use of these systems, it is possible to experiment with different possible scenarios without the existence of potential safety problems that could be present in field studies. Furthermore, the performance of research under controlled conditions allows the ability to provide all the participants with a similar experience and therefore collect reliable data about their bicycling experience. It is expected that through the combination of virtual reality (VR) technology with dynamic motion cues, an immersive effect can be achieved, and therefore it is possible to provide an authentic representation of bicycle motion. The conducted literature research supports the creation of a dynamic model that enables the reproduction of realistic movements of the simulator based on physical parameters. A dynamic model was developed based on this information, and the further integration of all the components of the system is explained. Subsequently, a study was designed to gain knowledge about the acceptance and performance of the simulator by utilizing real-life data. The results of the developed study assist decision-making during the further design and calibration to provide an immersive riding experience. The subjective criteria allow an optimization of the provided cycling sensation by evaluating the responses from riders when exposed to different driving profiles. The objective evaluation provides enough data to be compared with the behavior of bicycles in real-life situations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/144402/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Construction, parameterization and evaluation of a bicycle simulator for a realistic and interactive simulation environment
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Martinez Garcia, DonajiDonaji.MartinezGarcia (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0839-0627
Date:16 August 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:53
Status:Published
Keywords:Bicycle Simulator, Simulation, Human-on-the-loop, cyclist behavior, bike dynamics
Institution:Technische Universität Braunschweig
Department:Fakultät für Maschinenbau
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Road Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V ST Straßenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - NGC KoFiF
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
Institute of Transportation Systems > Verification and Validation, BS
Deposited By: Martinez Garcia, Donaji
Deposited On:12 Nov 2021 14:32
Last Modified:12 Nov 2021 14:32

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