Tandem Physics

A mathematical simulator for Tandem Cycles

Terry Barnaby - West Country

Introduction

The following physics simulators are rough and ready and are an attempt to see the basic physics of a Tandem cycle.
  • Tandem Speed Calculator. This calculates the overal speed of a Tandem given the riders position, the all up weight and the power of the tandemists.
  • Brake heat Calculator. Thits calculates the temperature of the brakes on a long downhill decent. It shows how overheating brakes can occur.