I am an engineering student at the university of Iowa, and I am doing a project on material properties. I have a friend out of Ohio that owns his own bike company and he is in the process of designing a bamboo bicycle. I am doing my project on the material properties of bamboo in order to give him specifications to construct a stronger and more efficient frame.
Now, I am in the process of finding all the forces and stresses put on a bike frame (bumps, peddling, etc) so I can perform the analisys of the material properties and select to optimal diameters and make the frame strong and effiecient.
Dose anyone have any links? I can make the frame in solidworks and run force analisis but, I need to know all the applied forces on the biek, and that is what I am researching now.
P.S. if anyone is doing anything like this private message me, I would love to come into contact with some people with simmilar goals