Honking a bicycle as a non-holonomic Fermi-like acceleration (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MPEE/KIRILLOV)
Dr O Kirillov, Dr S Régnier, Dr B Huard
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PhD Research Project
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Honking means cycling out of the saddle. Cyclists use this way of riding to accelerate. In this process, the body of the cyclist moves rhythmically side to side with respect to the plane of the bicycle, while the frame of the bicycle rocks or sways with respect to the vertical position.