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Forced vibration and resonance with Cobra DigiCart

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Oscillations are repeated temporal fluctuations of state variables of a system. Oscillations can be characterized by the specification of amplitude and frequency. The amplitude describes the extent of the oscillation from a defined rest position. The frequency indicates how many oscillations the system performs in one second. The frequency is the reciprocal value of the period duration of an oscillation.

Forced oscillation: For forced oscillation, an external frequency is forced upon the system. A mechanical mass-spring-system shall serve as an example.


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    • Integrated sensors (force, speed, acceleration and position sensor)
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1) Examine qualitatively the amplitude behaviour as a function of the excitation frequency.

2) Investigate quantitatively the dependence of the resonance frequency on the mass.

Learning Objectives

In this experiment the students learn about the behaviour of forced vibrations. The dependence of the resonance frequency on the mass is investigated.

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Cobra DigiCart Expert Set 12940-88 1,00
Cobra DigiCartAPP 14582-61 1,00

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