Have you ever wondered how to design theme park rides without having to employ an army of lawyers to deal with angry relatives of crushed passengers? Would you assume that rides once designed to be safe, stay safe? In fact there is a lot of science which goes into designing and maintaining things like rollercoasters. This talk will give you a handy check list for designing the rides, considering things like g-forces and making an exciting ride using free-fall sections. We will also look at non-destructive testing techniques, which can be designed to look for tracks or supports which are damaged, and help with maintenance, in order to minimise accidents.
This talk is aimed at a general audience.