Engineering Design with AeroLab

April 3, 2018 Despite what you may have been told by your teachers / instructors / professors, the concept of an ‘exact’ solution to an engineering design problem often does not exist. Engineering design solutions are frequently a result of compromise between competing objectives, e.g., aerodynamics, weight, stiffness, cost, etc. For cycling technology, this is […]

Power Meter Data Quality & Real-Time CdA Measurements

March 12, 2018 What accuracy and precision in power meter measurements are acceptable for computing aerodynamic drag? This is the focus of the current article. If you have not already done so, please see our first two articles on rider weight and rolling resistance. Recommendations have been made for real-time aerodynamic testing. They are summarized […]

Can Rolling Resistance & Rider Weight be Assumed Constant, pt 2

January 29, 2018 If you haven’t already done so, read Part 1 of this article focusing on estimating CdA and introducing the power balance for a cyclist in motion. The equation is provided here again for reference. The take home message for anyone reading this article is as follows: When using Aerodynamic Sensors on a […]

Can Rolling Resistance & Rider Weight be Assumed Constant, pt 1

January 27, 2018 In real-time aerodynamic drag and coefficient of drag calculations, it is important to have a good estimate of the rider weight, the rolling resistance coefficient, the power input to the pedals, the wind velocity, and environmental factors. For instance, when selecting a power meter, consumers have an expectation of ‘good’ accuracy. What […]

Why you should go with AeroLab

AeroLab is dedicated to the highest level of accuracy and repeatability in real-world aerodynamic testing. Our engineering standards are trusted by several industry leaders using the AeroPro system to measure the impacts of their innovative designs. In order to achieve this level of quality and performance each AeroPro sensor: is wind-tunnel calibrated annually to maintain […]