A Circle Apparently Isn’t the Best Shape for a Perfect Loop

We have all likely ridden on a roller coaster with a loop or two. If you take a close look tho their geometry, you may find that the loops are more teardrop shaped than perfect circles. This has a lot to do with making sure that consistent force is applied to the rider throughout the whole of the loop. The short video below will explain the physics even better.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.


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