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CWSF 2005 - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Nicholas Randall

Trebuchet Physics
Division:Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Region:Central Okanagan
City:Summerland, BC
School:Ecole Entre Lacs
Abstract:This project determined the optimum ratio of counterweight to projectile weight for a projectile to travel the maximum distance using a model trebuchet. Two release pin angles and two different projectiles were investigated with 900 firings. At a 0 degree pin angle, the optimum ratio was 125:1 for a tennis ball and 175:1 for a golf ball.

Awards Value
Petro-Canada Peer Innovation Award - Junior
Western Canada
Sponsor: Petro-Canada
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $1500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 500.00
Silver Medal - Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Sponsor: Encana Corporation
Total$2 400.00