Rigging Math

Speakers: Eric Rouse
In-Person Only

Many riggers fear the math that is sometimes required to calculate loads for their rigging systems. Ignoring the problem isn’t the solution! This session will delve into the math and concepts that riggers use to determine loads on entertainment structures. We will calculate point loads and uniform loads and look at how they create different reactions on structures. We will discuss the concepts used to determine bridle lengths and learn how to calculate load distribution and line tension. Last but not least, we will discuss the concept of indeterminate structures and how it should affect our thinking when designing the rigging. This is a great class for those wanting to brush up on material for the ETCP Rigging exam.
ETCP Credit: 3