PIRA 3D40.30 Resonance in Plates: Chladni Plates
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Picture shows demonstration used at the University
of Texas at Austin
Instructions / Notes:
- Two Chladni plates are sprinkled with sand, which are then are excited with a violin bow.
- Violin bow should be well rosined before using.
- Hold the bow perpendicular to the plate. - Then move the bow in a single stroke against the edge of the plate.
- Hold your thumb against the plate near to where the bow makes contact to force a nodal point on the pattern.
Last Updated 9/98 - University of Texas at Austin Physics Department - All Rights Reserved.