Product number: HVT12G

This programme of experiments is designed to illustrate the vibrational characteristics and controlling properties of a simple mechanical system. The importance of understanding the behaviour of this elementary (or basic) system is that the vibration of more complicated systems, such as cars, ships and aircraft, can be analysed in terms of the behaviour of a set of such elementary systems. One experiment illustrates how it is possible to suppress the resonant vibration of a primary system by attaching to it a smaller secondary system.

Specifications and resources

Beam: 25.4(W) x 12.7(H) x 840(L)mm, coated steel
Beam: 2.1kg (approx)
4 x Springs: spring rates 2.5, 0.75, 1.5, 3.0N/mm
8 x 5N weights