Simulation Tool for Motorbike Prototype Design
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This paper shows the development of a motorcycle simulation tool built at the University of Cantabria (UC) whose main aim is to support design tasks for future teams that will take part in the interuniversity competition MotoStudent. The tool has been implemented in a commercial multi-body software (MBS) in order to extend the model in a near future. Besides, the tool makes use of customized menu and user interfaces to have easy and quick use by non-especially trained engineers in MBS. The tool has been evaluated by comparison with a widely proved model and used to improve the UC 2010 prototype planar dynamics.
KeywordsMultibody system motorbike simulation model machine dynamics
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