PhD student (Marie Curie) Safety of Bicycles & Motorcycles
MOTORIST (Motorcycle Rider Integrated Safety) is an Initial Training Network (ITN) Nr. 608092, funded under the FP7 Marie Curie programme. Duration: Feb. 1, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2018.
MOTORIST aims to make the use of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) safer such that fewer accidents occur and if an accident is unavoidable the consequences for the rider to sustain injuries are minimal. The project is divided in three related work packages (WPs).
WP1 aims to improve the rider’s skills with training strategies that are derived from in-depth accident data and from a quantification of rider behaviour in critical situations.
WP2 aims at developing advanced safety systems that improve the interaction between the rider and the PTW by modelling the rider, also based on the in WP1 quantified rider behaviour.
WP3 considers the cases where the crash is unavoidable and will develop personal protective equipment to protect the riders.
TU Delft hosts 3 PhD candidates, of which 2 positions have been filled.
The third PhD will investigate and model steering & balance behaviour. Experiments and system identification methods will be developed to gain understanding in the way riders use visual, vestibular and musculoskeletal sensory information to stabilize 2-wheelers, and to follow a desired path.
The research will be performed using special instrumented vehicles, newly developed driving simulators, and computer simulations including human driver and biomechanical models. The TU Delft contribution will include a study on electric bicycles (pedelecs).
The research activities will mainly be carried out at TU Delft, the Netherlands, combined with research visits and/or short-term secondments to other members of the network.
We are looking for candidates with an interest, and/or experience in vehicle dynamics, multibody, control theory, biomechanics & perception. Candidates should have a degree in Engineering or Physics.
Nr of positions available : 1
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home (with contracts of two years or longer), and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School which provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
Please visit www.phd.tudelft.nl for more information.
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