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Simple experiments in vibration and acoustics

Hunt, H (2017) Simple experiments in vibration and acoustics. In: ACOUSTICS 2017 Perth: Sound, Science and Society - 2017 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, AAS 2017., -- to --. (Unpublished)

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Sound and vibration are mostly invisible, so no wonder solving noise problems is tricky. Mechanical vibration is taught to undergraduates as if it is a simple science. The mass-on-a-spring, uniaxial vibration of a rod, viscous damping, modal analysis - all these are the bread and butter of vibration science. As for rigid-body dynamics (which this talk will dip into) undergraduate courses remain fixed in 2-D planar motion. But real dynamic and vibrating systems just don't behave simply. There are pitfalls in even the most ordinary cases and some of these will be demonstrated: a tuning fork; a bottle of coke; a bending beam; a turbocharger wheel, a bouncing ball ⋯ and boomerangs. All of these things behave counter-intuitively. The paper describes many practical demonstrations - seeing is believing. All are demonstrations that can be repeated at home and they will be shown live at the conference!

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 20:22
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 07:05