Barrel Ride Simulation

The Barrel Ride Simulation allows a learner to experiment with the parameters associated with the design of a barrel ride (sometimes referred to as a rotor ride). Learners can modify the barrel radius, the period of its spin, and the mass of a rider and observe the effect upon the experience, Values of speed, acceleration, forces, and the number of Gs are provided. A thrill and safety report is also provided. The goal is to design a ride that is both thrilling and safe. 

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity for a more directed experience. The activity was designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.
Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.