A team of engineering students is writing a MATLAB program to simulate bungee jumping for a bungee jumping equipment company.
A new bungee cord is made of highly specialized rubber with a linear stress vs. strain ratio throughout
the entire 400% elongation.
The company wants to ensure the maximum acceleration during the jump do not exceed 2 g’s (1 g =
9.806 m / sec2
). At the same time, the company wishes to sell bungee cords that can provide
adventurous jumpers with an ultimate bungee diving experience - the bungee cord that can cause the
peak upward acceleration to be as close to 2 g’s as possible.
Simulate the bungee jumping motion and utilize the simulation to design the length (L) of the
bungee line that will cause the peak upward acceleration to be as close to 2 g’s as possible, while
not exceeding 2g’s.