College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 10:32:47


Mechanical Engineering Technology

Honors Course

Senior Honors Project in Mechanical Engineering (2920 497) and Mechanical Projects (2920 402)

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


This project uses several areas of study: mechanical physics/design of moving parts, electrical power, and human comfort. It is based on the pendulum ride at Cedar Point called "maXair." One of the goals with this project is to create a theoretical, simpler version of a 360 Degree Pendulum Ride that operates on the same principles of a conventional pendulum rides. The velocity, forces on the shaft in the middle of the ride, the accelerations, the g force on the riders, and all the other forces associated with the pendulum ride were analyzed as well.

Research Sponsor

Thomas Lukach

First Reader

Wesley Carpenter

Second Reader

Gregory Harstine

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Dilling

Honors Signature Page.pdf (508 kB)
Proposal Signature Page

Elliott WHC-HRP+Final+Signature+Page( Signed 2).docx (117 kB)
Final Approval Form



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