FEA Electromagnetic Analysis on Trolley


Perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) electromagnetic analysis on the zipline trolley model to verify the magnet design. The client is specifically interested in analyzing the braking system, which plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and comfort of the zipline riders.


This braking system is mounted above a zipline rider cable. As a zipline rider descends down the cable, they eventually make contact with a device known as the “Brake Catcher” that sits on the rider cable. This “Brake Catcher” is attached to the brake system’s braking trolley. Due to the rider’s momentum at the end of the ride, the contact with the “Brake Catcher” propels the braking trolley through the braking system, gradually slowing the rider down to a crawl or a complete stop.


Running an FEA electromagnetic analysis on this setup will allow us to predict the behavior of the braking system under various rider scenarios. By simulating the system’s response to different rider speeds and weights, we can generate the distance-time curve, speed-time curve, and force-time curve for each scenario.

The distance-time curve provides information on how quickly the braking system can bring the rider to a stop from the point of contact with the “Brake Catcher”. The speed-time curve gives an understanding of how the rider’s speed changes as the braking system operates, while the force-time curve reveals the forces exerted on the braking trolley over time.


Through these simulations, we can validate the effectiveness of the magnet design in the braking system. This information will help identify any potential weaknesses in the current design and suggest any necessary improvements, ensuring a safe and smooth ride for all zipline users.


Contact Us if you would like to run FEA Electromagnetic Analysis on your project.

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