Arend L. Schwab

BioMechanical Engineering
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, NL 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
Office: F-2-120  Lab: F-0-010
Phone: +31 15 27 82701 Mobile: +31 6 2852 7539 Lab: +31 278 3390
Skype: arendschwab

Delft University of Technology 

I have a bicycle dynamics lab. I'm in  theoretical and applied mechanics and I teach mechanics and multibody dynamics. I am interested in Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, the so-called Multibody Dynamics. In particular the treatment of contact phenomena like in collisions and rolling (non-holonomic constraints) have my special interest. I also know more or less about dynamics of flexible multibody system, finite element method, legged locomotion, speed skating and bicycle dynamics and control. My degrees are from Engineering at Dordrecht (BSc 79) and Engineering at Delft (MSc 83, PhD 02).

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Bicycle dynamics
Multibody Dynamics Software, SPACAR
Mechanics Colloquium

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Courses etc.
ME41050 (fall 2016) Multibody Dynamics A
ME41060 (fall 2016)
MATLAB in Engineering Mechanics

ME41055 (spring 2017) Multibody Dynamics B
wb1216-06 (spring 2013) Dynamica 2, "Mechanical Vibrations"
TAM 674 (spring 2003) Applied Multibody Dynamics
MSc project proposals



- Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics conference collection
- International Cycle Safety Conference collection
- International 3-day Symposium Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics 2016, BMD2016, Sep 21-23 , 2016, University of Milwaukee, WI..
- 5th International 2 day symposium on Cycle Safety, 3-4 Nov 2016, Bologna, ICSC2016.
- Giant-Alpecin team & TU Delft descending analysis at La Plagne, sept 2015.
- Casa Luna, Radio 1, 22 November 2013, Arend Schwab, Fietsonderzoeker.
- My TED talk at TEDxDelft2012 on "Why bicycles do not fall".
- International 3-day Symposium Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics 2010, BMD2010, Oct 20-22, 2010, Delft, University of Technology.
- International 3-day Symposium Advances in Contact Mechanics: a tribute to Prof. J.J.Kalker, Oct 22-24, 2008, Delft, University of Technology.

- Joost J. Kalker (1933-2006): a life in rolling contact. Paper and presentation. See also TWI website.
- Kalker, J. J. (1967). On the rolling contact of two elastic bodies in the presence of dry friction. PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, reprint pdf(4,91MB)
- CADOM, TUDelft software for Synthesis and Analysis of Mechanism.
- Repository on Bicycle Handling Qualities (private).
- Matlab interface to the Postscript Language: pshacker