In this thesis, a method is developed to generate realistic force feedback for handlebar and pedal in a bicycle simulator. In a simulator, reality is very important factor since a simulator gives presence to human. So if realistic force feedback can be achieved with handlebar and pedal, a rider can feel as if he is riding a actual bicycle.
For realistic handlebar force feedback, a new handlebar and vibration model is proposed and identified through an experiment. Handlebar force, angle, roll angle of bicycle and bicycle velocity are measured and analyzed for various road conditions.
Rolling resistance is very important factor for various road conditions in pedaling of bicycle. Thus, for realistic pedal force feedback, rolling resistance is measured and identified through simulation.
An evaluation method is also proposed to measure the performance of the proposed scheme. Evaluation result shows our approach can give a realistic force feedback to the rider as if he/she riding a real bicycle.