This program simulates the effect of being on a Ferris Wheel. The simulation shows a wheel that can be varied in radius from 40 m (Ferris' original wheels) to 100 m, or about 10 meters langer than the current world record. In addition, the rotational speed of the wheel can be varied from -20 m/s to 20 m/s. By selecting the checkbox, the free-body diagram can be shown.
This simulation is part of a collection of simulations related to amusement park physics.
Additional simulations can be found on the OSP ComPADRE site.
Radius of the wheel (40 - 100 meters).
Speed: sets the speed of the Ferris wheel (-20 to 20 m/s).