What is IBERG
 

The International Bicycle Engineering Research Group (IBERG) is a collection of engineers who are active in the field of academic research relating to bicycles. Founded in 2014, the IBERG aims to promote the technical aspects of bicycle engineering and to provide a collaborative environment for generating and disseminating new knowledge in the field of bicycle engineering and technology.

 
Collective expertise
 

Transducers and
in-situ measurements


Experimental and
computational fluid dynamics
 

Cyclist's perceptions
&
Psychophysics

Structural numerical simulation and
optimization

Vibration and dynamic
behaviour of mechanical
structures

 
Members
 
 

Dr. Jean-Marc Drouet


Professor - Co-founder of IBERG
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Université de Sherbrooke (QC) Canada
  

Jean-Marc.Drouet@USherbrooke.ca

   

Dr. Derek Covill


Principal lecturer - Co-founder of IBERG
School of Computing, Engineering and
Mathematics
University of Brighton, UK
 

D.Covill@brighton.ac.uk

             
  Dr. Steven Begg


Reader
School of Computing, Engineering and
Mathematics
University of Brighton, UK

    Dr. Daniel Coren


Senior lecturer
School of Computing, Engineering and
Mathematics
University of Brighton, UK

             
  Dr. Joachim Vanwalleghem


Department of Materials Science and
Engineering
Ghent University, Belgium


BikeLabs International
    Dr. Julien Lépine


Research Associate
Mechatronics and Vehicle Dynamics
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge, UK

             
  Dr. Anton Köllner


Department of stability and filure of
functionally optimized structures
Institute of Applied Mechanics
Technical University of Berlin, Germany

     
 
Publications
 

UPCOMING Road Bicycle Comfort Metrics

Drouet J-M, Covill D, Leroux M
Sports Engineering

NEW Perceptual Thresholds for Vibration Transmitted to Road Cyclists

Ayachi F S, Drouet J-M, Champoux Y, Guastavino C
Human Factors, 2018

Full text available from SAGE


NEW Development of a test rig and a testing procedure for bicycle frame stiffness measurements

Vanwalleghem J, De Baere I, Loccufier M, Van Paepegem W
Sports Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 75-84, June 2018

Full text available from Springer

NEW On the Exposure of Hands to Vibration in Road Cycling: An Assessment of the Effect of Gloves and Handlebar Tape

Drouet J-M, Covill D, Duarte W
ISEA 2018 Conference, Brisbane Queensland Australia, 2018

Full text available from MDPI


NEW On the Effects of Tube Butting on the Structural Performance of Steel Bicycle Frames

Covill D, Drouet J-M
ISEA 2018 Conference, Brisbane Queensland Australia, 2018

Full text available from MDPI<


An Assessment of Bicycle Frame Behaviour under Various Load Conditions Using Numerical Simulations

Covill D, Allard P, Drouet J-M, Emerson N
Procedia Engineering, Volume 147, The Engineering of Sport 11, Pages 665-670, 2016

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Perceptual Thresholds for Shock-Type Excitation of the Front Wheel of a Road Bicycle at the Cyclist’s Hands
** Best Paper Award **

Drouet J-M, Guastavino C, Girard N
Procedia Engineering, Volume 147, The Engineering of Sport 11, Pages 724–729, 2016

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Test Protocol for In-Situ Bicycle Wheel Dynamic Comfort Comparison

Lépine J, Champoux Y, Drouet J-M
Procedia Engineering, Volume 147, The Engineering of Sport 11, Pages 568–572, 2016

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Parametric finite element analysis of steel bicycle frames: the influence of tube selection on frame stiffness

Covill D, Blayden A, Coren D, Begg S
Procedia Engineering, Volume 112, 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, Pages 34–39, 2015

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Using an Alternative Forced-choice Method to Study Shock Perception at Cyclists’ Hands: The Effect of Tyre Pressure

Richard S, Champoux Y, Lépine J, Drouet J-M
Procedia Engineering, Volume 112, 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, Pages 361–366, 2015

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Dynamic Calibration of an Instrumented Bike Brake Hood in Measuring Power Absorbed by the Hands

Champoux Y, Vanwallenghem J, Drouet J-M
Procedia Engineering, Volume 112, 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, Pages 225-230, 2015

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Parametric Finite Element Analysis of Bicycle Frame Geometries

Covill D, Begg S, Elton E, Milne M, Morris R, Katz T
Procedia Engineering, Volume 72, The Engineering of Sport 10, Pages 441-446, 2014

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Using Power as a Metric to Quantify Vibration Transmitted to the Cyclist

Pelland-Leblanc J-P, Lépine J, Champoux Y, Drouet J-M
Procedia Engineering, Volume 72, The Engineering of Sport 10, Pages 392-397, 2014

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Designing a Strain Gauge Transducer for Dynamic Load Measurement in Cycling Using Numerical Simulation

Drouet J-M, Champoux Y
Procedia Engineering, Volume 72, The Engineering of Sport 10, Pages 304-309, 2014

Full text available from ScienceDirect


Analysis of human factors in the design of bicycle components

Covill D, Elton E, Milne M, Morris R, Katz T
Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors, Edited by Sharples and Shorrock, pp 143-150, 2014

 
Gallery
 

Dr. Derek Covill and Dr. Jean-Marc Drouet planning upcoming research activities.
[April 1st, 2018 - Cleveland, Queensland, Australia]



From left to right: Dr. Jean-Marc Drouet, Dr. Derek Covill, Dr. Tom Allen at the ISEA 2018 Conference banquet.
[March 28th, 2018 - The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia]



Dr. Jean-Marc Drouet presenting at the ISEA 2018 Conference.
[March 28th, 2018 - Brisbane, Australia]



Dr. Derek Covill at the ISEA 2018 Conference.
[March 27th, 2018 - Brisbane, Australia]



Dr. Julien Lépine (left) and Dr. Jean-Marc Drouet in the VÉLUS Laboratory.
[July 18th, 2016 - Sherbrooke (Québec), Canada]



At the ISEA 2016 Conference banquet. From left to right: Dr. Kenta Moriyasu (Manager, Footwear Function Development Team – ASICS), Kenichi Haran (General Manager, Footwear Function Research Department – ASICS), Dr. Sekiya Koike (Professor, University of Tsukuba, Japan), Mr. Sebastian Prenger (Federal Institute of Sports Science, Germany), Dr. Jean-Marc Drouet, Dr. Derek Covill.
[July 14th, 2016 - Delft, The Netherlands]



Award winners at the ISEA 2016 Conference. From left to right: Dr. Jean-Marc Drouet (Best Paper Award), Dr. Monique Berger, Karen van Stein Callenfels (Best Poster Award) and Dr. Heike Brock (Best Student Paper Award).
[July 14th, 2016 - TU Delft, The Netherlands]



Members of IBERG relaxing on the margins of the ISEA 2016 Conference. From left to right: Dr. Derek Covill, Dr. Jean-Marc Drouet, Dr. Joachim Vanwalleghem.
[July 12th, 2016 - Delft, The Netherlands]



Dr. Derek Covill in action at the ISEA 2016 Conference.
[July 12th, 2016 - TU Delft, The Netherlands]



Updated August 15th, 2018