Faculty Advisor

Hou, Zhikun

Abstract

The goal of this project is to ensure the safety of a world-wide popular extreme sports, bungee jumping. Based on our self-designed model, the project simulated the dynamic process when a jumper dives off from a height and to determine some safety-related quantities such as the maximum diving distance and the maximum tension developed in the jumping cord. Various spring and damping models were employed for a general discussion. Other health concerns induced by bungee jumping were also studied and some precautions were provided. The project may provide the industry with fundamental understandings of the bungee jumping process and a MATLAB based numerical tool to simulate the process on site.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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