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472 Design and Calibration of a 6-component Balance in a Bicycle Steer
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1  dept. of Electromechanics, KULeuven


The present article describes the methodology used to design and calibrate a 6-component balance. This balance is utilized in an instrumented bike measuring the forces applied on the handlebars. This instrumentation bike maps all riders induced loads. In the designing process, Finite Element Analysis was used. Calibrating the balance was done using the Least Square Regression Method which allows combining multiple loads during calibration and thus requires less samples. The balance operates with a maximum full scale error of 0.53%.

Keywords: 6-component balance; Least square regression method; instrumented bicycle