A Study of Vibrating Plates

by Derek Kverno and Jim Nolen


    In this study, we examine the vibration of circular, square and rectangular plates with unbound edges and determine whether or not the characteristics of their modal frequencies correspond to those predictied by Chladni's Law and by the 2-D Wave Equation.

Table of Contents:

  1. History
  2. Procedure
  3. Theory
  4. Data and Conclusions
  5. Images

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