instruments for measuring, displaying, and analysing acceleration and
vibration. Acceleration levels are important as the human body can only
withstand a certain level of acceleration before effects such as severe
discomfort, fainting or internal injury occur. There is a high of knowledge
about the safe levels of acceleration, and in the interests of safety a survey
of accelerations applied to passenger cars should be carried out.
can be used to measure vibration on
all ride devices such as roller
drop towers, log flumes, and go karts.
The inspection engineers at LTC can use specialist equipment to record the
fluctuations in accelerations and associated g-force throughout a ride cycle and
therefore determine whether the device is safe to ride and what level of comfort
is likely to be experienced. Top right, Will using the accelerometer on a drop
tower, bottom right, LTC Senior inspection engineer
Ron is shown with an accelerometer device fitted
to an Rockin Tug.