Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Multi-Vector Zip Line

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Rudy Eggert


The purpose of the project is to design and test the turning curvature for a multi-vector zip line. A zip-line is a cable and trolley system that permits a rider to travel over long distance high above ground riding on a cable which supports a trolley that suspends the rider. A multi-vector zip line is a zip line system that allows for the rider to turn. The forces and the behavior of the rider must be analyzed in order to construct the final design. The rider’s theoretical acceleration and g-forces at various points along the curve have been calculated. A scale model of the curve has been created and the actual accelerations will be measured. Design refinements will be made from the test results.