A4_9 Can Human Screams Power A Roller Coaster?

Habeebah Shehzad, James Wayman, Anya Sier, Rebecca Coulson, Heather Nuttall


In this paper the energy collected from people screaming on the popular roller-coaster ride, Stealth, is explored using the sound intensity of their screams. This is then compared against the actual energy needed to power Stealth. It is found that the energy collected from the screams is 66.1 J and the energy needed to power the ride is 5.57 MJ, so unfortunately human screams would not be able to power the roller-coaster.

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