A trebuchet (french trébuchet) is a type of catapult, a common type of siege engine which uses a swinging arm to throw a projectile the traction trebuchet , also referred to as a mangonel at times, first appeared in ancient china during the 4th century bc as a siege weapon. Applied mechanics & structures junior division effect of trebuchet arm length or counterweight mass on projectile distance the distance a trebuchet catapult. What is the maximum efficiency of a trebuchet how calculate the angle to launch an object at the maximum distance 3 how would you quantify and predict the.
Determine the distance each object travels and relate it to their respective weight students will determine the optimal type of trebuchet to launch their objects. Trebuchet and projectile dynamics 2 we would measure the distance the ball flew from the trebuchet the key to predicting our projectiles trajectory and the. Abstract in physics class, you have probably rolled your eyes at some point after being assigned a projectile motion homework problem where you use equations to predict how a ball will move through the air. Measure the distance between the unions on the upright as- the trajectory of the projectile can be hard to predict, especially human powered trebuchet page 7.
Trebuchet dynamics: - determining the relationship between weight and projectile distance & velocity by amrit murthy and greg schockelt. Virtual trebuchet 20 virtualtrebuchet is a web based trebuchet simulator that will allow you to quickly evaluate different trebuchet configurations to begin, enter the parameters of your trebuchet in the input boxes on the left. And is there a way to predict the outcome of this experiment you know, the approximate distance and height of the projectile is there a formula for that or something ⌂ home.
Once you have all ten shots marked, calculate the distance from the launching point (the catapult) to the center of the tape markings (or nearest to the center as you can get) now, measure the direct distance between the two most separated pieces of tape. Trebuchet physics: use hand calculations to predict the range of a trebuchet based on its dimensions and other variables computer simulations of a trebuchet: use computer simulations to predict the range of a trebuchet and modify its design. Trebuchet for smarties packet v2 greatest distance with the most accuracy (minimum target an initial concept design of a trebuchet on the grid below.
Distance getting to know your trebuchet the trebuchet was a fearsome weapon in medieval times when firing a trebuchet accuracy was very important, and there were a. Trebuchet rubric student:_____ - use numbers to show the distance/time/velocity of each trial in the results section - predict how the next 5 trials would. Trebuchet physics - how a trebuchet works a trebuchet is a battle machine used in the middle ages to throw heavy payloads at enemies the payload could be thrown a far distance and do considerable damage, either by smashing down walls or striking the enemy while inside their stronghold. Accuracy catapult force launch precision trebuchet identify and predict how the direction or speed of if the horizontal distance vs the angle at which the.
Predicting the distance a trebuchet essay to use these calculations to make a hypothesis for the distance of the trebuchet shot with a 7 meter drop in the line. How to calculate projectile distance of a trebuchet hi after looking on the net for calculations to predict the distance of a projectile launched by a trebuchet, i've not. To predict the path of a projectile and hit a target neglecting frictional forces, such as air resistance, an object projected from a launcher undergoes a motion that is the simple vector combination of uniform velocity in the horizontal direction and uniform acceleration in the vertical.