Prof. David Pierce, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
The objective of this project is to establish the feasibility of a new drivetrain that decreases maintenance and decreases rider effort compared to current widely used derailleur-based drivetrains by utilizing a belt based continuously varied transmission. With further development, this technology will make cycling more accessible by reducing the mechanical knowledge required to maintain a functional bike and facilitate bicycle riding by increasing durability and providing infinite gear ratios within that range, potentially increasing the health and quality of life for many.
Wicko, Ethan, "Assessing the Feasibility of a Belt Based Continuously Varied Transmission for Bicycles" (2021). Holster Scholar Projects. 28.