2003 Volume 123 Issue 11 Pages 1330-1338
In this paper, we propose an integrated performance simulator that supports efficient research and development for a power-assisted bicycle. First, we show theoretical conditions modeled as closely as possible to real conditions. We reproduced the conditions on the equipment simulator that we developed, which can experimentally evaluate qualities of the power-assisted bicycle. In addition, we model the performance of the power-assisted bicycle with respect to the elasticity of a torque sensor, and consider the correlation between pedaling torque and the velocity of each component using the computer simulator. Considering the equivalent nature of both simulations, the experimental results support the validity of the integrated power-assisted bicycle simulator.