About the Course

It's easy to gloss over the term "friction", but how does it really apply to our systems? It can hinder and it can help, but how much?

There are some basic "rules-of-thumb" that enable us to put numbers to friction and, in turn, make sound decisions about how to work with it. If you only have one high-efficiency pulley, where should it go in the system? Learn all of this and more by joining us inside Advanced Rigging Physics 3: Friction.

What You'll Learn

Students will grow their skill set in areas such as:

  • Friction between flat surfaces

  • Friction between curved surfaces

  • Theoretical mechanical advantage

  • Managing edge friction

  • Friction and resultants

  • Rescue implications

  • Practical examples

  • 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
    • 1.1 Welcome
    • 1.2 Course Material
    • 1.3 Physics for Roping Technicians Manual
  • 2
    Unit 2: Friction Between Flat Surfaces
    • 2.1 Quiz: Friction Between Flat Surfaces
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Friction Between Flat Surfaces
  • 3
    Unit 3: Friction Between Curved Surfaces
    • 3.1 Quiz: Friction Between Curved Surfaces
    • 3.2 Video Tutorial: Friction Between Curved Surfaces
  • 4
    Unit 4: Practical Examples
    • 4.1 Quiz: Practical Examples
    • 4.1 Video Tutorial: Practical Examples
  • 5
    Unit 5: Theoretical Mechanical Advantage
    • 5.1 Quiz: Theoretical Mechanical Advantage
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Theoretical Mechanical Advantage
  • 6
    Unit 6: Managing Edge Friction
    • 6.1 Quiz: Managing Edge Friction
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Managing Edge Friction
  • 7
    Unit 7: Friction and Resultants
    • 7.1 Friction and Resultants
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Friction and Resultants
  • 8
    Unit 8: Wrap Up
    • 8.1 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

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