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The Centripetal Wheel / bicycle wheel

The Centripetal Wheel

The Centripetal Wheel is a set of bicycle wheels with five self-adjustable blades, which makes use of the
rotation of the rolling wheel to create a certain kind of air-dynamic effect that makes the riding safer,
especially while turning. While turning a corner, the blades turn synchronously a certain degree to function as a fan that absorbs the air from the inner side of the curve and blow it to the outer side. This airflow gives the bike a downward sloping force that can be decomposed into two components which are directly centripetal force and down force. The down force enhances the grab of the tyres.


Hubei University of Technology

Hubei University of Technology
Wuhan, China

Liu Xiaomu,
Hubei University of Technology