Bike Model 2D¶
A simple bicycle rider model using a planar leg model.
Main file location in AMMR:
Although this model can be rotated in 3-D space it really is just a saggital plane pedaling model with only a few muscles in each leg. The beauty of pedaling is that it is one of the few cases of biomechanics that can be modeled reasonably on two dimensions only.
The 2-D legs are supplemented with models of the bike frame, crank, and wheels.
You can do lots of interesting stuff with this model:
Investigate the influence of the bicycle design
Change riding parameters sich as cadence and output power
Separate internal work for acceleraton of body segments
from external work on the crank.