. roller coaster Analysis: DRAGON FYREJulie AaronVinit AdhopiaSabrina Akhtar Roller Coaster Analysis: DRAGON FYRE Introduction: The Dragon Fyre rollercoaster has been operating at Paramount Canada’s Wonderland since 1981. It is thus amongst the original rides at the park, for 1981 was Wonderland’s inaugural year. In preparation for this Independent Study Unit, demographics and statistics were looked up to use as reference numbers for calculations and measurements. The following data was procured from the Roller Coaster Database (RCD B) website. Demographics: Park Paramount’s Canada’s WonderlandMaterialSteelStatusOperating since 1981 Builder Arrow Dynamics Statistics: Length (meters) 660 Height (meters) 24 Drop (meters) 23 Inversions 4 Speed (km / h ) 80 Duration (m: ss) 2: 10 All of the data above that it was possible to calculate was calculated.
Measurements such as length, which were not possible to measure or calculate, were used as given. Description: The Dragon Fyre is a multi-element coaster. It features an initial drop, followed by two vertical loops. Then follows a turnaround for two corkscrews and a helix (out & back with inversions).
Dragon Fyre is a very efficient coaster with an unusual transfer table: the train being taken off or on goes down an ‘elevator style’ piece of track to the transfer table located under the loading platform.
“A roller coaster is considered any elevated track with curves and rises, carrying passengers in open, rolling cars for entertainment” (5). Today’s roller coasters appear to be tons of tubular metal intertwined around itself, but regardless of how big, fast, or gravity defying they are, they all use the same natural force – gravity. The more twisting, turning, flipping, and the faster a roller ...
The trains are Arrow multi-element trains with horse collar fasteners. (7 cars/ 4 per car).
Data Collected: Distance from tower, drops and loops (when measuring) 50 mVinit’s height (to eyes) 1 m Angle of elevation to tower 28 o Angle of elevation to bottom of drop 4 o Run of the Up-Ramp of drop 30 m Angle of elevation to bottom of loop 5 o Angle of elevation to top of loop 22 o Angle of elevation for initial drop (down-ramp) 60 o Total duration of ride (start to finish) 2 minutes Duration of ride from drop to finish 1. 5 minutes experienced @ top of drop 0. 5 gG experienced @ top of loop (1) 4 gG experienced @ bottom of loop (1) 3 g Duration of loop (1) 3. 5 sec Duration of drop 4.
5 sec Data Calculated: See next page for distance, mechanical, apparent weight, and energy calculations. Roller Coaster Track Profile: See attached page for scale profile. Conclusion: In conclusion, many numerous calculations could be made concerning Paramount Canada’s Wonderland’s Dragon Fyre. The calculations included distance related, mechanical, weight and height, and energy calculations. Many of these measurements, however, involved the use of approximations because as a roller coaster is built on a very grand scale, making exact measurements of any part is very difficult.
Thus, we know that large margins of experimental error were involved in this activity. Some sources of error include: very approximate distances to the coasters due to fencing unaccountable forces in losing energy, i. e. air resistance assumptions of constant velocities for calculation purposes Inaccuracies will be present for almost all data (i. e + 0. 5 m, + 0.
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Overall, we would like to say that this I. S. U. was most enjoyable to complete and we hope that further opportunities to expand our knowledge of roller coasters await us in the near future.
( WORKS CITED Martindale, David G et al. Fundamentals Of Physics: A Senior Course. Toronto: D. C.
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Individuals love to go to the amusement parks and try out the rides that are available. The most common and thrilling ride is the roller coaster. An amusement park is not an amusement park if it does not contain a roller coaster. What makes these roller coasters so fun that every amuse parks has one. A lot of people would say it is their extreme high speeds that makes it very exciting. That is a ...