Using the design and tuning of musical bells to demonstrate vibration phenomena

Eric Constans

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Abstract

This paper presents a simple but valuable laboratory exercise for introductory Vibration or Acoustics courses. Having students design, build and tune musical bells helps create physical intuition for such concepts as resonance, modal behavior and overtones. The project also provides a useful introduction to data acquisition in a vibration and acoustics laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2002 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 14 2002Jan 17 2002

Other

Other40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2002
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period1/14/021/17/02

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Constans, E. (2002). Using the design and tuning of musical bells to demonstrate vibration phenomena. Paper presented at 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2002, Reno, NV, United States.