How Does A Roller Coaster Work?
A roller coaster is a kind of thrill and exciting amusement ride that employs a form of elevated railroad track designed with tight turns, steep slopes, and sometimes inversions.
People ride along the track in open cars, and roller coaster rides are often found in amusement parks and theme parks around the world. Most roller coasters have multiple cars in which passengers sit and are restrained. Two or more cars hooked together are called a train. Some roller coasters, notably wild mouse roller coasters, run with single cars.
Roller coasters are driven almost entirely by basic inertial, gravitational and centripetal forces, all manipulated in the service of a great ride. Amusement parks keep upping the ante, building faster and more complex roller coasters, but the fundamental principles at work remain basically the same.
In the beginning, the roller coaster car (1000/mo) will be pushed to the top by a mechanical device, but after the first down movement, there will have no any device to provide power the ride. It mainly depending on the gravity, geopotential, kinetic energy, and inheritance to finish its whole “trip”.
The last cabin of the roller coaster is a gift for brave passengers. Because, passengers in the last cabin will have the strongest feeling of the decline, it moves faster than the first cabin.
Vertical ring of the roller coaster is a kind of centrifuge device, when the roller coaster approaching loopback, passenger’s inertia will move straight to the front, but due to the cars tracking orbit, , passengers will never move forward in a straight line. Then gravity will force the passengers away from the floor, but during the working process, even though there has no any protective measure, passengers will still stay in the ride.
It is a medium sized amusement ride that is bounded to a given track; it is just like a flying train in the sky. Giant or we can say big roller coaster is designed for the big amusement and carnival parks, but the smaller one often designed for backyard use or the small amusement park, sometimes these mini size roller coasters can also be applied for indoor use in the cold winter. Usually the quantity of the car can be customized according to the customer’s special request.