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Dronten NL

7-8 September 2012!

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7th International Velomobile Seminar: Programme

Friday 7 September 2012

Chair of the session: Han Goes
9:00-10:00 Welcome & Registration
9:50 Opening of the seminar by NVHPV-chair Kees van Malssen
10.00-10.30 Theo van Andel (, NL) 20 years of velomobile developments.
Abstract available.
10:30-11:00 Peter Cox (University of Chester, UK) Velomobiles and velomobilities: a sociological approach.
Abstract available.
11:00-11:30 Coffebreak
11:30-12:00 Kevin Risse (Risse Racing, USA) Development of suspension and damping for velomobiles.
12:00-12:30 Wim Schermer (NL) The VeloTilt: Design of a low drag practical velomobile
The Velotilt will be a fast, easy to enter and tilting design. It will have space for luggage and will be a fast commuter velomobile.
12:30-13:00 Harald Meckelburg (GER), Pieter Hollebrandse (NL) Hydraulic drum brakes
Abstract available
13:00-14:00 Lunchbreak & poster session
14:00-14:30 Titus van den Brink (NL) A home built plywood velomobile.
Abstract available.
14:30-15:00 Herbert Tiemens (NL) Development of fast cycling routes
15:00-15:40 Teabreak & poster session
15:40-16:10 Alexander Vittouris and Mark Richardson (AUS, Melbourne university and Menosh University) Designing for Velomobile Diversity: Alternative opportunities for sustainable personal mobility.
Paper available.
16:10-16:40 Miles Kingsbury (UK) Will guide us through many interesting bits of his very long career in the development of propulsion systems, compact velomobiles and the Quattro 4-wheel vehicle.
16:40-17:00 Discussion and closing remarks
18:00 Barbecue at the Wisent campsite. This requires a contribution of €25 and a subscription. Payment can be made locally. The barbecue includes 4 consumptions.
20:00 onwards Seminar Party: all invited
Courtesy of
Poster presentations
This list may grow during the coming days.
Ralf Boeckhorst, Daniel Ginster and Alexander Asteroth, (GER, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science) Validation of a software controlled pedelec controller
Paper available (updated September 27, 2012)
Niels van der Wal (NL, NVHPV) True cycling highways: 130 km highway F12 from The Hague to Arnhem.
Presentation available (PPT)
Maarten Sneep (NL, NVHPV) Cycling and road infrastructure from the perspective of a velomobile rider. Videos during the break.

Saturday 8 September 2012

9:45 Dronten, De Meerpaal
Record gathering Velomobiles
10:00 Address by Mayor of Dronten Aat de Jong
10:30 Departure for Velomobile tour
12:30-14:30 Lunch Museumrestaurant Schokland
17:00 (Estimated) Arrival back in Dronten.
18:30 Restaurant Wisentbos PASTA-diner