|Jun10-12, 11:14 PM||#1|
I'm trying to figure out the G-Forces a rider will experience whilst riding an amusement park ride.
The track is 200m long and the 'pod' (What the rider is in) accelerates uniformly at a rate I found to be 5.1m/s2.
So, to calculate the G-Force, I planned to use the formula g's = a / 9.8m/s, but this gives me a value of 0.52g, which I found unlikely.
Would anyone be able to point out my error, because I'm fairly certain it's a mistake on my part.
|Jun11-12, 01:43 AM||#2|
It doesn't seem much to you because you're so accustomed to the 1g. Consider how it feels when you stand on your head. If memory serves, red-out occurs at about -5g and blackout at +7g.
OTOH, maybe your 5.1 is wrong?
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