Tagged: CAD

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Coasters101: Curves and Banking

Welcome to another session of Coasters101! Today, we’re going to continue looking at some of the math and engineering that goes into designing a roller coaster. Earlier, we looked at some physics calculations in regard to the lift hill and...

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Cantilevered Coaster Announces Alliance with Setpoint

Cantilevered Coaster Systems (CCS) announced an alliance with Setpoint Inc. to commercialize the Cantilevered Roller Coaster system through the introduction of a small to medium-size ride package. This initial ride system will have a capacity of 1000 guests/hour utilizing two-place...

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Cantilevered Coaster Update 11.14.2010

Just a brief update on my computer models of the cantilevered roller coaster system. I have recently constructed a longer track in order to showcase some of the head and side knocker effects the coaster would utilize.  The track isn’t...

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Cantilevered Coaster Update

Here’s the latest video in the development of the cantilevered roller coaster model. You can really see the full range of motion, though it probably is exaggerated a bit. One of the strengths of this design is its ability to...

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Designing a Virtual Roller Coaster

Eamon Kelly, whom you may remember from our earlier interview, has been writing programs with Matlab and AutoCAD in order to create a virtual roller coaster model. The work is still in the early stages but the eventual goal is...

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Catia Coaster Model

Well, it looks like I’m not the only one designing roller coasters in CATIA. Yunus Alapan, a student at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, submitted some photos of a roller coaster he created with CATIA V5. I know from...

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Cantilevered Coaster Simulations

Our first story on the cantilevered coaster we interviewed the John Hogg, the inventor of this totally unique coaster concept. This interview inspired me to create a 3D computer model of the ride and I unveiled some screen shots in...

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Cantilevered Coaster Concept Model

I found this paragraph in the Cantilever Coaster article to be really interesting to me: I’ve tried creating virtual models several times using the help of friends who are proficient in different 3D software systems. Unfortunately by its nature the...