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Roller Coaster Engineering

A career leading to the creation of thrill rides for amusement parks.
by

Tahlia Lucero

on 28 May 2013

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Requirements

The career of building and designing thrill rides
for amusement parts requires a Bachelor's degree
in Engineering and a state licensure. Roller Coaster Engineering

By:Tahlia Lucero The everyday job of an engineer build and design the track, decide what type of coaster to use,
devoloping control systems
and making sure the ride is
safe for people for ride on. Their salary usually is
between $40,000 to $80,000. 8 Types Of Coasters

_Sit Down
_Stand Up
_Inverted
_Suspended
_Pipeline
_Bobsled
_Fourth Dimension
_Flying
Steel roller coasters have an advantage compared to wooden roller coasters. They can do roll overs, loops, and have a hill drop below 90 degrees. They also have an advantage of creating the illusion of free falling. Wooden Coasters Wooden Roller Coasters dont have the same advanages as roller coasters made of steel. Although the ride creates more of a bumpy ride, the coasters can't go as fast as the steel track coasters or preform drops below 180 degrees. Steel Roller Coasters References _http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structual/roller_coaster8.htm
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Steel_roller_coastr
http://education-portal.com/articles/Roller_Coaster_Engineer_Job_Description_and_Education_Requirements.html
http.//www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/records/wood_records.shtml
http.//www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/coaster.html
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