Vibrations of plates, Chladni's figures

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This video demonstrates the principle of Chladni figures and vibrating plates.

Brass plates of different shapes are fixed centrally at the top of wooden columns. Sand is spread on a circular plate. The plate vibrates and emits a sound when its rim is rubbed by a bow. The nodal lines of the vibration mode are displayed by the figures formed by the sand that accumulates along them (Chladni figures). The same experiment is repeated with a circular plate of smaller diameter. The different figures obtained with a square plate depend on where and how it is rubbed by the collector. The vibrations of the plate can also excite the oscillation of a thin paper membrane.
Year of Publication
2015
Date Published
17 August 2015
Publisher
Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica
Place Published
Florence, Italy
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoxpydPeGYY