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PhD candidate at the Building Physics Section, KU Leuven

Damage in historical buildings is often moisture related and affects the building envelope as wel as valuable objects in the indoor environment. A correct assessment of the damage risk requires reliable simulation tools to predict the course of surface, indoor temperature and relative humidity conditions. This can only be done by simultaneously studying the moisture balance of the indoor and outdoor environment, the interaction with the HVAC-system and the hygrothermal behaviour of the building envelope.

My current PhD focusses on the influence of the outdoor environment and the hygrothermal behaviour of the building envelope. Currently I’m researching the effects of wind driven rain (WDR) on the moisture uptake and transport to the inside environment by using both experimental methods and numerical simulations.


Dec
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comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
BUMP, anyone who can give a final answer with all elements in it. Once winter starts I will rebuild the cart and test it in spring.
Dec
19
comment Making my children's bike trailer more comfortable
Did any of the suggested improvements work?
Dec
4
comment What are the advantages of angling your saddle down?
Can you give the full reference to the paper in the British Journal of Sports Medicine so I can look it up? The link isn't working for me.
Dec
1
revised Are there any reasons why you would avoid going disc (other than cost) for racing cyclo cross?
adjusted introduction of the three quotes, Niels Albert is not a rider anymore
Dec
1
revised Are there any reasons why you would avoid going disc (other than cost) for racing cyclo cross?
added disclaimer about cost
Dec
1
answered Are there any reasons why you would avoid going disc (other than cost) for racing cyclo cross?
Dec
1
revised Use Raspberry Pi (and C#) in a bicycles
applied markup on the examples, Second example annotated as not relevant to question
Dec
1
suggested approved edit on Use Raspberry Pi (and C#) in a bicycles
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
I make some close-up pictures this evening when I get home and add them to the question. @everyone you all post different approaches, can someone make/edit an answer to include them all so others with the same issue can find a consistent solution? I'm also not yet convinced of all proposed options.
Nov
28
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Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
The problem only occured once we started to go on longer trips with this trailer and doing multiple descends. So I think that there is a mechanism that comes into play when going downhill and braking. But I can't put a finger on that how that will work.
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
I can switch the wheels. This way the direction of the tire is switched automaticly. So it helps a bit (that is also what we tried on holiday, but it didn't help that much, see the pictures).
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
So you would suggest to go for a single axis (running from one wheel to the other). Any ideas how I could make something like that? Can you also elaborate on your drawing which direction the trailer is going, which forces act on the wheels to get them in this stance?
Nov
28
revised Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
added the modification tag, question is basicly how can i modify my cart to get less wear
Nov
28
revised Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
added details on the link to the bike
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
Thank you for the reference to a good tire manufacturer. However I don't only want to trust on the quality of the tire but reduce the chance on wear too.
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
I added pictures of the wear to the question. The wheels run true on their axle, however, there is a little bit of play on the axle when assembled in the cart (see picture in the question about that). The question is, how do I fix this?
Nov
28
revised Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
added info from sheldonbrown on tire pressure
Nov
28
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Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
Added details about the axle and wear. There is indeed some play on the axle. Any ideas how I can make some adjustments to make the forces on the tires smaller so that they wear slower?