Faculty Advisor

Forgeng, Jeffrey L.

Abstract

This project is an exploration into the feasibility of modeling the collision during a medieval joust. Information concerning the history and equipment of jousting is presented, along with an analysis of physical considerations of a joust. Artifacts from the Higgins Armory Museum are examined and used to create the basis for a rudimentary model. An exhaustive model is more within the scope of a MQP, where students have a greater initial understanding of the fundamentals of collisions and material stress.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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