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How to build a theme park and not kill everyone

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18:30 – 20:30 19 Mar 2014
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Larmour Lecture Theatre
Physics Building
Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN

Speakers: Dr Rachel Edwards, University of Warwick

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.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: QUB
Contact details: Outreach Secretary
School of Math and Physics
QUB
+44 (0)28 90976002

http://goo.gl/YFnldP


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Queen's University Belfast
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BT7 1NN
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