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CLIP 6626

Designing a safe roller coaster

Designing a safe roller coaster

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Key Info
  • Designing a safe roller coaster
  • Duration: 03:24
  • Greg Bryant, a Los Angeles entertainment engineer, started out in movies and now works mainly with theme parks as a consultant on ride safety. He discusses the forces acting on someone on a roller coaster, and explains the need to consider safety and comfort while maintaining the thrill of the ride. He explains his proudest achievement was designing a wrap-around sign in Times Square which displayed his name.
  • Subject:



    Discovering Engineering Technology

  • Keywords: dreams, steel, ride, electromagnetic, acceleration, restraint, EngineeringWorld, EngineeringWorld1
Ideas for use in class
  • An illustration of engineering solutions including electrical and mechanical components. Incorporates several aspects of engineering design, including applying scientific principles, and quality and safety. Could also contribute to a discussion on materials, and the importance of engineering in our everyday lives. It can also be used to highlight the wide variety of career paths open to engineering students.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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