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Pirate Ship Ride Model
written by Michael R. Gallis
The Pirate Ship Ride Model was originally inspired by the Pirate Ride at Hershey Park. The "ship" part of the ride has a center of mass that lies 14 m from the pivot point (approximately the center of the boat). The ship swings freely from the pivot, and is driven by a roller built into the floor directly below the ship. The operator presses either the clockwise torque button or the counter clockwise torque button to change the motion of the ship. Because the drive can only push the ship when it is in contact, the drive is only available when the ship is within 30ยบ of its lowest postion. The drive buttons are grey when no drive is available (simulation is paused or the ship coes not contact the drive roller), the turn white when the drive is available. When drive button is pressed, it turns green and a constant torque is exerted on the ship unitl the button is released or until the ship moves out of contact with the drive roller. Note that torque can not be applied if the simulation is paused or has not been started.

The Pirate Ship Ride Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- General
- Motion in One Dimension
- Work and Energy
= Conservation of Energy
General Physics
- Computational Physics
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Driven Mechanical Resonance
= Pendula
= Physical Pendula
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Model
= Simulation
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Rights Holder:
Michael Gallis
amusement park
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Metadata instance created January 15, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
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June 11, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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M. Gallis, Computer Program PIRATE SHIP RIDE MODEL (2012), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11638&DocID=2523).
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Gallis, M. (2012). Pirate Ship Ride Model [Computer software]. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11638&DocID=2523
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Gallis, Michael. "Pirate Ship Ride Model." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11638&DocID=2523 (accessed 23 July 2024).
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Gallis, Michael. Pirate Ship Ride Model. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.5. 23 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11638&DocID=2523>.
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