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The Little Trebuchet That Could

Meaurements and Calculations

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Science of a Trebuchet
Building a Simple Trebuchet
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Testing Procedures
Meaurements and Calculations
Beastly Changes and Discoveries
Birth of BEAST 2
beast 3
The Designers

The following table shows the trebuchet's performance over 8 test trials.

Trial
Mass (kg)
Arm Length (m)
Distance (m)
P = d / m*l
1
0.6
0.67
5.63
14.00
2
0.6
0.67
5.59
13.91
3
0.6
0.67
5.28
13.13
4
0.6
0.67
5.74
14.28
5
0.6
0.67
5.69
14.15
6
0.6
0.67
5.85
14.55
7
0.6
0.67
5.78
14.38
8
0.6
0.67
5.82
14.48
Average
0.6
0.67
5.67
14.11

The average performance point for "The Little Trebuchet That Could" is 14.11!!!