P5_12 Killercoaster

Thomas Cox, Keaton Penn Fernandez, Lara Mead, Joshua Seagrave


In this paper we seek to find out whether the world-famous roller coaster, Saw the Ride, at Thorpe Park, could be adapted to kill a human being if the height of its biggest drop were increased. We find that the ride could indeed kill a person if it was high enough, with estimates of 66 m being enough to knock someone unconscious and 89 m potentially being enough to kill a person which is about 3 times higher than the current ride.

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