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Stress Analysis on Bike Frames(3 posts)

Stress Analysis on Bike Framesupandcomer
Mar 3, 2003 8:48 PM
Does anyone know where there is some stress data on bike frames such as FEA plots etc. (other than the Damon Rinard site) It's for an class project. Thanks in advance.
re: Stress Analysis on Bike Framesbrider
Mar 4, 2003 11:08 AM
Bicycling Magazine did just this a long time ago (mid 80's I think), and they even had Gaussian diagrams. The basic result was that the down tube saw the most stress (torsional). Interestingly enough, Cannondale upped the diameter of their down tubes shortly thereafter.
This is what you are looking formerckxman
Mar 4, 2003 8:53 PM
http://technology.open.ac.uk/materials/bikeframes/bikeframe.html