The design of a multi-axis rotational amusement park ride coupled with architectural and thematic elements
Author(s)Brown, Joseph A. (Joseph Anthony)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
John J. Leonard.
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The art of creating a successful theme park ride involves seamlessly fusing complex mechanical systems with elegant architecture. More importantly, it is the job of telling a story that serves as a foundation for designing effective themed rides. This project involves the conceptual design of a ride system versatile enough to accommodate for numerous themed scenarios. Although the scope of this project is conceptual, we cannot ignore the constraints that may inhibit the design's feasibility; hence, calculations are made based on standards and guidelines for amusement park rides. Furthermore, a combination of sketches and diagrams are provided to assist in the visualization of the proposed design.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 29).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology