College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Senior Honors Project in Mechanical Engineering (2920 497) and Mechanical Projects (2920 402)
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
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.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Elliott, John William, "Theoretical Design of a 360 Degree Pendulum Ride" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1350.