Bridge Vibrations Experiment - EX-5548

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Overview

In this experiment designed for use with PASCO Capstone software, by using 5 N Loadcells at different positions on the bridge to measure bridge oscillations, students compare the driving force to the resulting acceleration. The bridge is struck by hand, and allowed to freely oscillate. PASCO Capstone generates a FFT graph which shows that there are several resonance frequencies and that the amplitudes differ based on location on the bridge.

Students compare the driving force to the resulting acceleration at different positions on the bridge.

Buying Guide

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Interface Required

This product requires an 850 Universal Interface for use.

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Software Required

This product requires or recommends PASCO Capstone for data collection and analysis.