Shaking Tower – Pre-Order

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SKU: ME-7018 Category:

Description

Now Accepting Pre-Orders

Key Features

  • Explore the resonance modes
  • Measure accelerations with wireless sensors
  • Demonstrate passive damping

Built from PASCO Structures beams, this tower is made to oscillate in its various resonance modes by a driver attached by a rubber band to the first floor of the tower. Wireless Load Cells with Accelerometers are attached to each floor to record how much shaking each floor experiences.

In modern buildings, passive damping mechanisms are installed to damp out oscillations during earthquakes. The damping pendulum in this tower quickly stops oscillations.

Includes

  • #1 I-beams (10)
  • #2 I-beams (8)
  • #3 I-beams (24)
  • #4 I-beam
  • Nylon Spacers (2)
  • Connectors (20)
  • (F4) Flat Beams (20)
  • Flat Round Connector (4)
  • Full Round Connectors (5)
  • Floors (5)
  • Mass, 0.5 kg (10)
  • Mass, 20 gram (2)
  • Mass, 50 gram (2)
  • Medium Shaft, Structures
  • 2 Sets Screws (75 ea.)
  • Sliding Connector
  • Tire, Structures
  • Wheel, Structures