About the Course

Covering the basic physics that apply to roping systems, Advanced Rigging Physics 1: Vectors & Mechanical Advantage enables technicians to develop a deeper understanding and a sound approach to problem-solving. Considering force and tension as vectors and finding creative ways to apply these in the field makes it so much easier to define resultants and calculate mechanical advantage in complex systems.

What You'll Learn

Additional topics we'll cover inside this course include:

  • Vectors, scalars, and unit-less values

  • Mechanical advantage

  • The T-Method

  • Vector analysis of tripod systems

  • Vector analysis of highlines

  • Vector analysis of skate blocks

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about the expert instructor

  • Richard Delaney

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Founder of RopeLab

    Richard Delaney

    Richard, the founder of RopeLab, aims to promote a better understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning the craft of the rope technician. He originally created RopeLab to build a greater understanding of the physics of roped systems. Seeing value in ideas being shared across industries, Richard looks at the physics of roped systems and equipment that may be used in a range of situations and industries. Climbers, rope technicians, riggers, slackliners, arborists and rescue operators all will find useful information here.Through the countless tests that he conducts to generate data that he can then apply to real working situations, his reports detail the methodology and results of each test conducted and he encourages critical assessment. Richard also delivers regular workshops which aim to facilitate learning in a social and practical environment. These workshops encourage critical thinking based in an understanding of fundamental principles rather than rote learning. Experience across a range of industries gives Richard the capacity to tailor workshops to specific environments.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 2
    Unit 2: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 1
    • 2.1 Quiz: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 1
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 1
  • 3
    Unit 3: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 2
    • 3.1 Quiz: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 2
    • 3.2 Video Tutorial: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 2
  • 5
    Unit 5: The T-Method, Part 1
    • 5.1 The T-Method, Part 1
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: The T-Method, Part 1
  • 6
    Unit 6: The T-Method, Part 2
    • 6.1 Quiz: The T-Method, Part 2
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: The T-Method, Part 2
  • 7
    Unit 7: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
    • 7.1 Quiz: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
  • 8
    Unit 8: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
    • 8.1 Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
    • 8.2 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
  • 9
    Unit 9: Introduction to Vector Analysis of Highlines
    • 9.1 Introduction to Vector Analysis of Highlines
    • 9.2 Video Tutorial: Introduction to Vector Analysis of Highlines
  • 10
    Unit 10: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 1
    • 10.1 Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 1
    • 10.2 Video Tutorial: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 1
  • 11
    Unit 11: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 2
    • 11.1 Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 2
    • 11.2 Video Tutorial: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 2
  • 12
    Unit 12: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 3
    • 12.1 Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 3
    • 12.2 Video Tutorial: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines, Part 3
  • 13
    Unit 13: Vector Analysis of Skate Blocks, Part 1
    • 13.1 Vector Analysis of Skate Blocks, Part 1
    • 13.2 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Skate Blocks, Part 1
  • 14
    Unit 14: Vector Analysis of Skate Blocks, Part 2