Fail safe device for a Load-bearing Portable ‘dead ...

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Fail safe device for a Load-bearing Portable ‘dead hang’ designed for locations where no Existing Rigging Positions Exist

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Kimble, Margaret
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Dolan, Professor Charles
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-14

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Designed by the University of Wyoming Theatre Department the ‘Grid Dog’ provides a portable rigging system to create secure hanging locations above the stage where no standard rigging positions exist. The Gird Dog was originally designed to provide greater flexibility in stage design while ensuring stability. Research has furthered these features by increasing the flexibility to different grids, assisting in the lifting of larger loads with the addition of a mechanical aid, and increasing security through the addition of a fail-safe device. Test methods included the testing of all parts to ensure that they meet / exceed their capacity requirements through load testing. Swing tests were conducted to ensure lateral stability and slip control. The adaptability to other grids was tested on comparison to other grids on campus and with description and measurements of other grids of theatres across the country. The result of the research project is the development of a working prototype of the advanced Grid Dog and a modified version of the original that are both adaptable to various theatres and provide a range of hanging possibilities.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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portable rigging system

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fail-safe devices

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theater production technology

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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