Designing A Safe Coaster

Presenters: Andrew Gabbeitt , Skyler Lafemina , Hilary Fiorentino , Frederick Hole

Presentation Description

Roller coasters are engineering marvels that provide the ultimate physical experience, but some people are fearful to take a ride on one. While there are many reasons, this presentation dispels the myths of poor safety and inherent risk involved with riding roller coasters. Three main aspects are analyzed including the effects of forces on the body, particular track design considerations, and restraining systems implemented on different coaster types.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the roles of physics and engineering in regards to keeping riders safe. 2. Learn how G-Forces affect the body and how engineers design roller coasters within the limits of the human body. 3. Identify the reasons for implementing banked curves, clothoid loops and certain restraining systems.

Presentation uploaded on 09/29/2016 9:30 PM