IDEAS Abstract - Structural Analysis of Observation Wheels The Orlando Eye Mehgan OConnora David Chaub Jovan Torres-Millanc Kiel Causbyd abc Mechanical

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Structural Analysis of Observation Wheels: The Orlando EyeMehgan O’Connora, David Chaub, Jovan Torres-Millanc, Kiel CausbydabcMechanical and Aerospace Engineering DepartmentdCivil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering DepartmentABSTRACTAt 400 feet, The Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast of the U.S.A. It differs from a standard Ferris wheel because it has an A-frame support and enclosed passenger capsules that are designed to remain stable throughout rotation. The Orlando Eye was a $90 million project and is frequented continuously by the influx of Orlando tourists that

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