P3_1 A Water Powered Funicular Railway

Tommy Sadler, Ethan Bates, Lois Brewer, Kennedy Smith


We are investigating the weight of water needed to overcome frictional forces to power a funicular railway. We find that the amount of water required depends on the angle of the slope, and that angles below ∼ 28◦ are forbidden, and only above ∼ 35◦ do they become physically viable.

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