Bungee Jump

Bungee jumping is a recreational activity that involves a jumper falling from a tall structure with an elastic cord attached to him/her. To prevent accidents, you need to ensure that the tension in the bungee cord is within the design limits. In this Virtual Lab, you will learn how different factors such as the mass of the jumper, the initial velocity of the jumper and the spring constant of the cord affect the tension in the bungee cord.


The model consists of three parts: a platform, an elastic cord and a jumper. The system is simplified by approximating the cord as a spring and damper system and the jumper as a rigid body.
Model of the bungee jump system.


Use animation to trace the path followed by the jumper or change the camera view to observe the jump from the jumper’s perspective.


Use animations to visualize the bungee jumping scenario.

Animation of the bungee jump.

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