GUIDE: Calculating Persons Per HourExcel Spreadsheet PPH Calculation Tool Availible on p.2Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest GUIDE: Calculating Persons Per HourThis is the most accurate equation I can think of to estimate a roller coaster's capacity per hour. Enjoy!
Let... P = Persons Per Hour C = Train Capacity D = Ride Duration (Include loading time) (Change the time to a decimal [ex. 2:30 = 2.5 ; 2 1/2 minutes = 2.5 minutes  see below for more minutes to decimal conversions]) T = Number of Trains Equation: P = (C / D • 60)(T) So, if I had a roller coaster that seated 36 people per train in 3 different trains and had a duration of 2:30 and an average loading time of 1:00, I would figure it out like so: P = (36 / 3.5 • 60)(3) I end up with about 1851 persons per hour. Time to Decimal Conversion for Duration Divide the number of seconds by 60. Round to the nearest hundredth (0.00) ^No actually, the 3600 takes care of that. Both actually yield riders per hour.
Yours multiplies by 60 to compensate for the number of minute sin an hour, mine multiplies by 3600 for the number of seconds in an hour. Thye will both yield the same results. I'll use your example: (36 C * 3 T * 60 [mins/hour]) / 3.5 D[mins] the minutes cancel out 1851 rph (36 C * 3 T * 3600 [sec/hour]) / 210 D[sec] seconds cancel 1851 rph Re: GUIDE: Calculating Persons Per Hour
Sorry, but I cannot enjoy that one...
So, if I had a roller coaster that seated 36 people per train in 3 different trains and had a duration of 2:30 and an average loading time of 1:00,... ...and my trains would dispatch every 7 minutes (which equals 420 seconds), I would get a capacity of approx. 308 peeps per hour! (threehundred and eight!). Still there are three trains, 36 persons per train, and 1:00 loading time, and 2:30 ride time. BTW: with german funfair dispatch (~ 28 seconds) the capacity with your example would be 4628(!) pph. Have three trains within the station (and a dozen more running...) and the loading time of 1:00 can easily be handled too. So how's that? I'd humbly recomend you to start over... Limits? NoLimits! http://nldc.interfix.net/u35
^So the formula is accurate. I don't see what's wrong with anything but the dispatch time, because if it is 7 minutes, the pph will be substantially lower. Also keep in mind that this is a theoretical formula to have an idea of average capacity under certain conditions.
So duration includes ride time, loading time, and dispatch time? Because when I say loading time, I mean the time it takes for a full train to load and leave the station. Could you clarify a little more? This still yields ideal results. The equation assumes perfect spacing between trains, no stacking. It's also instantaneous, assuming the load times at that moment would remain constant throughout.
Like he said, red, it's an estimation. It's saying the ride COULD get x number of people, not the ride IS getting. Return to Roller Coaster Games, Models, and Other Randomness Who is onlineUsers viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment, All onride
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