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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2015, 3(6), 211-214
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-3-6-11
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Structural Design and Impact Test of a Suspension Mountain Bicycle Frame by Using FEM Analysis

Róbert Huňady1, and Michal Beliško1

1Department of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Letná 9, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia

Pub. Date: December 17, 2015

Cite this paper:
Róbert Huňady and Michal Beliško. Structural Design and Impact Test of a Suspension Mountain Bicycle Frame by Using FEM Analysis. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 3(6):211-214. doi: 10.12691/ajme-3-6-11


The paper deals with numerical strength analysis of a prototype of full suspension mountain bicycle frame. Frame and its suspension were specially designed to meet predetermined requirements establishing the final properties of bicycle. In the design, also other aspects such as the driving style, characteristic of lines and the figure of driver were taken into account. In this regard, the final design is completely unique. In the paper there are described two impact tests: drop mass and frame drop, which are defined in standard EN ISO 14 766. Both tests were carried out using Finite Element Method.

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[1]  Beliško, M.,Structural design and strength analysis of a full suspension frame of mountain bike, (In Slovak),Diploma thesis, TU Košice, Slovakia, 2015.
[2]  Segľa, Š., Ovidiu, A., Orečný, M., Abdel, E.,Optimizationof a MotorcycleRearSuspensionMechanismwithFour-barLinkage., In: ActaMechanicaSlovaca, Vol 18, No. 1, 2015, 52-59 p.
[3]  ISO EN 14 766:2005, Mountain-bicycles. Safety requirements and test methods.