Evaluation of Shock-Absorbing Performance of Three-Different Types of Bicycle Suspension Systems

자전거에서 서스펜션 종류에 따른 인체영향 시뮬레이션

  • Chung, Kyung-Ryul (Wellness Technology Center, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) ;
  • Hyeong, Joon-Ho (Wellness Technology Center, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) ;
  • Kim, Sa-Yup (Wellness Technology Center, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology)
  • 정경렬 (한국생산기술연구원 웰니스시스템개발단) ;
  • 형준호 (한국생산기술연구원 웰니스시스템개발단) ;
  • 김사엽 (한국생산기술연구원 웰니스시스템개발단)
  • Received : 2010.01.07
  • Accepted : 2010.05.11
  • Published : 2010.07.01


In this study, a front suspension system, which is mounted on the handle itself, was suggested because of its light weight and cost efficiency. The shock absorption was evaluated for the three types of suspension models; non-suspension, suspension on front forks (existing model), and suspension on handle (suggested model). The human body model was used for performing impact simulation for comparing the shock absorption for the suspension models. The result of the simulation shows that shock absorption for the proposed suspension model was not as good as that for the front fork suspension model. Nevertheless, the shock absorption observed for the proposed suspension model was significant when compared to the non-suspension model. Consequently, the proposed suspension model could be applied to lightweight bicycles.


Bicycle Suspension;Human Vibration;Human Model Simulation


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