Author

Craig Manning

Date of Award

5-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Departmental Honors

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Don Cripps

Abstract

Users of common climbing safety equipment rarely understand exactly the loads and forces they are exerting on the equipment at a given time. All climbing equipment comes with a certified safety rating for the amount of force, in kilonewtons, that particular piece of equipment can take. Unfortunately, calculating dynamic load strain on-the-fly is nearly impossible. There needs to be a reliable, easy way of knowing exactly what load is being placed on a piece of equipment at any given point of time.

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