Department of Mechanical Engineering
Delft University of Technology
Professor Arend Schwab has a bicycle dynamics lab and teaches mechanics, advanced dynamics, and applied math. He is interested in classical rigid-body dynamics with contacts (collisions, friction, non-holonomic constraints). He works in multibody dynamics, biomechanics, bicycle dynamics and control, sports engineering, and speed skating. He has also worked in robotics and legged locomotion. He uses Occam’s razor in his work choosing simple models over complex ones. Professor Schwab has degrees from Engineering at Dordrecht and Delft (BSc. 1979, MSc. 1984, PhD. 2002). The work on bicycle dynamics started during his sabbatical (2002/2003) at Cornell University with Andy Ruina.