Empirical investigation of pedal power calculation techniques for track cycling performance measurement

Sadik Kamel Gharghan, Rosdiadee Nordin, Mahamod Ismail

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Abstract

Cycling is highly regarded as one of the important sports in international tournaments. The bicycle statistical information parameters can be used to improve and refine the cyclist training. Knowledge of the bicycle parameters, for instance pedal power, cadence and speed can improve the cyclists' performance. Above all these parameters, the pedal power considered as the most important parameter to improve the athlete's performance. There are two common methods for calculating the pedal power; the first is torque measurement method and the second is known as opposing force measurement method. In this paper, a comparison between these two methods based on the generated pedal power and speed of the track bicycle will be introduced. The comparison results show that the torque measurement method based on strain gauges is better than the opposing force measurement, for example the power exerted by cyclist to move the bicycle forward is 116watt in torque measurement method whereas it is 167watt for force measurement method at 30km/h. The advantage of torque measurement method is widely acknowledged, as can be seen from the commercial products available in the market, based on the literature study in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding - 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages48-53
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479926565
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2015
Event2013 11th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 16 Dec 201317 Dec 2013

Other

Other2013 11th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period16/12/1317/12/13

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Torque measurement
Bicycles
Force measurement
Strain gages
Sports

Keywords

  • cycling
  • force measurement method
  • pedal power
  • strain gauge
  • torque measurement method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Gharghan, S. K., Nordin, R., & Ismail, M. (2015). Empirical investigation of pedal power calculation techniques for track cycling performance measurement. In Proceeding - 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013 (pp. 48-53). [7002539] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SCOReD.2013.7002539

Empirical investigation of pedal power calculation techniques for track cycling performance measurement. / Gharghan, Sadik Kamel; Nordin, Rosdiadee; Ismail, Mahamod.

Proceeding - 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 48-53 7002539.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gharghan, SK, Nordin, R & Ismail, M 2015, Empirical investigation of pedal power calculation techniques for track cycling performance measurement. in Proceeding - 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013., 7002539, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 48-53, 2013 11th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 16/12/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/SCOReD.2013.7002539
Gharghan SK, Nordin R, Ismail M. Empirical investigation of pedal power calculation techniques for track cycling performance measurement. In Proceeding - 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 48-53. 7002539 https://doi.org/10.1109/SCOReD.2013.7002539
Gharghan, Sadik Kamel ; Nordin, Rosdiadee ; Ismail, Mahamod. / Empirical investigation of pedal power calculation techniques for track cycling performance measurement. Proceeding - 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 48-53
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