On-Site Measurements and Model for Gust Loads on Cyclists induced by Vehicles in Overtaking Manoeuvres

C. Gromke, B. RuckNews room

  • Vehicle-induced loads on cyclists in overtaking maneuvers were measured under realistic conditions for the first time
  • Full-scale street measurements were done for different cyclist and vehicle types at various overtaking speeds and distances
  • A cyclist experiences a pressure load and a suction load at the beginning and at the end of the overtaking, respectively
  • The change from pressure to suction load happens very rapidly and is considered relevant for cyclist safety
  • A mathematical model was derived for determination of the pressure and suction load and their time separation

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