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Aerodynamics in the amusement park : Interpreting sensor data for acceleration and rotation

Löfstrand, Marcus and Pendrill, Ann Marie LU (2016) In Physics Education 51(5).
Abstract

The sky roller ride depends on interaction with the air to create a rolling motion. In this paper, we analyse forces, torque and angular velocities during different parts of the ride, combining a theoretical analysis, with photos, videos as well as with accelerometer and gyroscopic data, that may be collected e.g. with a smartphone. For interpreting the result, it must be taken into account that the sensors and their coordinate system rotate together with the rider. The sky roller offers many examples for physics education, from simple circular motion, to acceleration and rotation involving several axes, as well as the relation between wing orientation, torque and angular velocities and using barometer pressure to determine the... (More)

The sky roller ride depends on interaction with the air to create a rolling motion. In this paper, we analyse forces, torque and angular velocities during different parts of the ride, combining a theoretical analysis, with photos, videos as well as with accelerometer and gyroscopic data, that may be collected e.g. with a smartphone. For interpreting the result, it must be taken into account that the sensors and their coordinate system rotate together with the rider. The sky roller offers many examples for physics education, from simple circular motion, to acceleration and rotation involving several axes, as well as the relation between wing orientation, torque and angular velocities and using barometer pressure to determine the elevation gain.

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Accelerometer, Amusement park physics, rotation, sensors, Smartphone
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Physics Education
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51
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5
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IOP Publishing
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  • Scopus:84984707004
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1361-6552
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10.1088/0031-9120/51/5/055015http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/51/5/055015
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English
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  keyword      = {Accelerometer,Amusement park physics,rotation,sensors,Smartphone},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
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  series       = {Physics Education},
  title        = {Aerodynamics in the amusement park : Interpreting sensor data for acceleration and rotation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/51/5/055015http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/51/5/055015},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2016},
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