Unformatted text preview: electric motor. Because the number of riders and their individual weights may vary from gondola to gondola, a properly designed merry go round must operate safely and effectively in the presence of a non-uniform circumferential weight distribution. As a widely recognized ride at traveling carnivals and fairs, many merry go rounds are designed to be portable. Some of these portable Carousels can be quite large and it is generally impractical to move them without disassembling them first. Inasmuch, ‘portable’ Carousels are generally as lightweight as possible without sacrificing safety. Other features found on these types of Carousels include provisions for rider safety and comfort, ease of assembly and operation, and the ability to change the rotational speed of the Carousel. METHODS RESULTS AND DISCUSSION CONCLUSIONS...
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- Carousel, Dr. Thomasson Afnan Adam, Dr. Thomasson Afnan, Carousel Project, nonuniform circumferential weight, properly designed merry