View Full Version : Doctoral position in computer simulation in sport -- Deadline: 24April 2009

Floren Colloud
04-14-2009, 04:22 AM
Simulation of kayaking on an ergometer
Laboratory of Solids Mechanics UMR 6610 CNRS - University of Poitiers

biomechanics, optimization, redundant systems, sports equipment,
performance, hybrid system.

October 2009

This work will be a part of an important project that aims at optimising
the conception of sport devices to reproduce the dynamics of the system
observed during in situ conditions.

The candidate will be part of the Mechanics of Sports Movement research
group. This group is focused on:
- improvement of biomechanical models to study movements in extreme
environments, (sport and/or pathological conditions),
- model and equipment validation using experimentation in laboratory and
in situ and indoors conditions,
- computer simulation and optimal control for generating new skills or
equipment and optimizing the techniques.

This work is composed of four steps:
- initial measurement on instrumented boat and ergometer to obtain
realistic data for simulation,
- kinematic and dynamic modelling of the two systems: athlete and
ergometer using the HuManS toolbox,
- validation of the simulation from experimental data,
- optimization of the ergometer characteristics using evolutionary

The candidate will use state of art devices in biomechanics to conduct
this project (10- camera Vicon motion analysis system (T40); specific
force 6-component force transducers for paddle, footrest and seat). Both
kayak ergometer and flatwater kayak are fully instrumented by 6-component
force transducers.

Experimentations will be carried out with elite flatwater kayakers from
the French Olympic Team.

Robotic research group – Laboratory of Solids Mechanics
French Canoe Kayak Federation
Vincent Fohanno (PhD candidat)
Dr Mickaël Begon – Professor at University of Montréal

Applicants should have a degree in mechanical engineering and experience
in programming (Matlab-Scilab, C++, Maple).
French knowledge is not require but would be appreciated.

Funding of about 21.000 €/year for three years is available from CNRS

For consideration, please submit (before the 24th of April) full C.V. with
the names and phone numbers of three references, as well as one-page
statement of research interests and goals.

Floren Colloud
Phone: +33.549.496.794.
Email: floren.colloud@univ-poitiers.fr


Journée Thématique de la Société de Biomécanique

La machine humaine au regard de la performance sportive
Poitiers - 14 et 15 mai 2009



Floren Colloud
Dr ès Sciences
Maître de Conférences des Universités

Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides
UMR 6610 Université de Poitiers - CNRS

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Tél.: +33.549.496.794.
Courriel: floren.colloud@univ-poitiers.fr

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