Structural Characteristics of the Ferris Wheel

Structural Characteristics of the Ferris Wheel

As the outdoor giant Ferris wheel becomes more and more popular, its safety has also attracted much attention. For how to improve the safety factor of the Ferris wheel, it is important to understand its structural characteristics.


Ferris wheel generally consists of three parts: wheel structure, drive system and support structure. At the same time, these three parts also have their own characteristics. Taking the roulette structure as an example, it mainly has rigid, flexible and rigid-flexible forms. Rigid structure mainly refers to the use of a truss structure system for the construction of the roulette, which makes the construction of the roulette more convenient. In the early construction of the Ferris wheel, most of this structure was adopted; The flexible structure means that the roulette mainly adopts the steel cable system, which is also the development and application trend of high-strength cables. The roulette of the Ferris wheel gradually adopts a steel cable system, which further avoids the complex feeling given by a large number of levers, and makes the structural appearance lighter; The rigid-flexible combination means that the structure of the turntable is mainly cables, and then a certain number of trusses are combined with rigid materials.


With the development of giant Ferris wheel structure technology, steel cable systems and systems combining cables and trusses have gradually been adopted. In addition, the drive system is gradually converted from the previous electric drive to hydraulic drive. The development of these structural forms has further improved the safety factor of the Ferris wheel and reduced operating costs.


In recent years, the large-scale entertainment industry has developed rapidly, and the requirements for the performance of the outdoor large-scale Ferris wheel have become higher and higher. The Ferris wheel industry is moving towards a larger diameter and higher height. At the same time, the requirements for the construction technology of the Ferris wheel are getting higher and higher, and the research on the structure and engineering of the Ferris wheel is of great significance.