Stephen Nurse

Stephen Nurse
Monash University (Australia) · Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Bachelor of Engineering Master of Industrial Design

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A method for producing plastic parts for the construction of a bicycle is presented. It uses a router (milling machine) controlled by a computer file. URL http://www.hupi.org/HPeJ/0004/0004.htm
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Carbon pollution from transport is a contributor to potentially catastrophic climate change, and work needs to be done to reduce it. The public focus of this effort is often the move from fossil-fuelled automobiles to renewable-energy-fuelled automobiles. But a second move from automobility to velomobility (heavy, energy intensive high speed land t...
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Bicycles are wonderful tools for exercise, reconnection, refreshment and transport. But human powered transport is more than just bicycles. This book introduces bicycles and some practical alternatives through summaries, interviews and home made cycles made with timber, 3d printing, steel and aluminium. Included are load carrying, city cycling, ele...
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Polyhedrons made with pieces joined in an over-under-under-over pattern can be called rotegrities or nexorades (Reimann, 2017). This paper focuses on simple bendy rotegrities made using jigs, clips, bamboo rods and glue, where rods are edges and vertices. The construction method lends itself to connecting regular polyhedral and hosohedral rotegriti...
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Front wheel drive cycles have existed since the Michaux bicycles of the 1860s, and gearboxes for their front hubs were developed before 1900. Since then, cycle transmission has been dominated by chain driven, rear wheel drive bicycles. But since 2000 hub gearbox cycles are being revived by keen inventors using advancing technology. This paper shows...
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This is a presentation to accompany the Australasian Transport Research Forum article at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335475197_Context_and_Methods_for_Improved_Velomobiles
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This article discusses future transport emphasizing the aerodynamic cycles called velomobiles. Along with bicycles and ebikes, velomobiles are low energy transport which could displace cars as our commonly owned vehicles. Velomobiles are discussed in the light of emerging 3d printing, solar and structural battery technologies which could allow them...
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In 1999, Bike Culture Quarterly magazine and Thomas Kretschmer introduced the concept of a chainless bicycle featuring a wide range, front wheel drive gearbox hub. Twenty years later, the European company Kervelo are making production versions of these chainless gearbox cycles (Fig.1). This paper discusses how Kervelos were developed by meeting nee...
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This presentation supports conference paper Human Generated Electricity for Transport, Communication and Sustainability and was presented in Darwin in October 2018
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Physical activity is healthy and can-and needs to be-part of transport. On bikes and electric bikes (E-bikes), it provides kinetic energy for motion. But physical activity can also generate electricity for uses combining transport with communication and other activities. Examples of these mergers include pedal power summoning emergency air transpor...
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Contact: cesnur@iimetro.com.au, Webpages: http://www.modularbikes.com.au/index.html Cover Picture: Flat Version of Model shown in Figure 15.
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Recumbent bicycles can be more aerodynamic than standard safety bicycles, and therefor travel faster for the same effort. They also offer ergonomic alternatives by providing a large seat to support the back, buttocks and shoulders while putting little stress on the crotch, arms and hands. With careful design, chain forces stressing the frame can be...
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Since 1983, a publication by Albert Gross and others (Gross, 1983) has given scientific closure on the aerodynamics of human powered vehicles and proof that recumbent cycles travel faster than safety bicycles for the same human effort. Despite this recumbents have only a small niche (Gryczan 2013) in the human powered vehicle market dominated by th...
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This Paper is in the form of a visual presentation. It shows a range of the author's human powered vehicles and places them in the context of other road and Human Powered Vehicles.
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Motorised and unmotorised tilting trikes are a relatively new transport development. This paper focuses on unmotorised tilting recumbent trikes (tilters). They are part of the family of recumbent cycles which can have lower wind resistance and travel faster for the same effort than more conventional cycles. The paper finds that tilting trikes inhe...
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Tilting Delta Trikes with a rear axle made from standard cycle cranks were invented by Mr. Vi Vuong, who calls them "iLean trikes". This article introduces these trikes, shows their relationship to other human-powered vehicles, and considers their tilting and suspension performance. URL http://www.hupi.org/HPeJ/0020/0020.html
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Tilting Delta Trikes with a rear axle made from standard cycle cranks were invented by Mr. Vi Vuong, who calls them "iLean trikes". This article introduces these trikes, shows their relationship to other human-powered vehicles, and considers their tilting and suspension performance.

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To explore possibilities for a new construction technique involving interlocking faces in prism and antiprism stacks. A pdf summary of work done sofar is in the web folder http://www.modularbikes.com.au/docs/ . This pdf includes references and my contact details, I welcome collaboration and comments on the work carried out sofar. Regards Steve Nurse