ASTM WK52396

    Revision of F2291 - 15 Standard Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices

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    Active Standard: F2291 - 16

    Developed by Subcommittee: F24.24 | Committee F24 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Section 8.6.8 currently contains strength design load requirements for heavy adult patrons. This revision extends the requirement to cover heavy child patrons. The current fatigue design load for child patrons is 90 pounds which is approximately the 50th percentile eleven year old male in the US. The proposed 165 pound strength load requirement is approximately the 95th percentile twelve year old US male.


    acceleration limits; amusement ride or devices; anti-rollback devices; chain; clearance envelope; containment; control systems; design; electrical; emergency safety device; fasteners; fatigue; fencing; guardrails; hydraulics; impact factor; loads and strengths; mechanical systems; operational hours; pneumatics; restraints; ride analysis; welding; wire rope;;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    William Kelley

    Draft Under Development