Coasters 101

Coasters 101

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Have you always wanted to learn more about how roller coasters work? Ia€™m not talking about the basic a€œroller coasters use gravity!a€ descriptions youa€™re used to. Ia€™m talking about learning in-depth about the nitty gritty engineering details, like: How do roller coaster engineers know what size motor is needed to pull the train to the top of the lift hill and how much will it cost to operate it? What material are the wheels made out of and how does it affect the performance of the ride? What is the difference between LIM and LSM propulsion? How does the control system on a racing or dueling coaster time up the near collision moments perfectly every single time? All of these questions and more are answered in the latest edition of Coasters 101: An Engineera€™s Guide to Roller Coaster Design. a€œI thought it was great. It was a good first look at roller coaster design. It also gave great information and details about roller coasters in general.a€ - Adrina from Goodreads a€œThanks for writing a very good book. I could not put it down. Lot's of great information. I am a technology and engineering teacher and the information I found here is very helpful in trying to get students more excited about engineering.a€ -Amazon reviewerAn Engineera#39;s Guide to Roller Coaster Design Nick Weisenberger ... Pushing the rack up cause the seats to spin in one direction whereas pulling the rack down causes the seats to flip in the opposite ... The pinion gear may actually use a complete gearbox in order to achieve the perfect ratio of linear to rotational motion.

Title:Coasters 101
Author: Nick Weisenberger
Publisher:Nick Weisenberger - 2013-11-04

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