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dc.contributor.advisorMaria C. Yang.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTenCate, Emily Een_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-17T19:10:08Z
dc.date.available2015-09-17T19:10:08Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/98759
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2015.en_US
dc.description"June 2015." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 34-35).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe annual East Campus dormitory carnival at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology creates a unique learning experience by allowing undergraduate students to design and fabricate carnival rides for human riders. This thesis documents the design and fabrication process for a modular four-person swing carousel that was subsequently constructed in the East Campus courtyard. The ride was designed over the course of three months, focusing on administrative and technical constraints such as size restrictions, modularity, ease of assembly, and compliance with safety protocols. The final product operated smoothly for the entire duration of the carnival event (4 hours of continuous operation). The ride remained operational for a further two weeks of intermittent operation before its scheduled disassembly and removal. In total, over 250 riders used the swing carousel. From measurements made during ride operation, these riders experienced up to 0.68 g's of force in a radial direction and traveled at linear speeds of up to 15mph. A post-project safety review was also performed, and potential mitigation strategies for are described.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Emily E. TenCate.en_US
dc.format.extent35 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleDesign and prototyping of a modular human-powered swing carouselen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc920899378en_US


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