Simulation Quiz 2

Modal Analysis of a Tuning Fork

A tuning fork has two prongs that form a U shape and when hit against a surface emits a musical tone.  The frequency of the tuning fork depends upon the fork stiffness and the mass of the fork. Modal analysis can help to determine the frequency of the tuning fork. Perform a modal analysis to determine the natural frequency of vibration of the tuning fork held in hand at the base of the fork.

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Note: The Expected Completion Time for this quiz is 20 mins but, the Maximum Available Time to complete the quiz is 45 mins.

Total Available Time - 45 mins

Total Number of Questions - 15

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Understanding the Physics of Structural Mechanics - Simulation Quiz 2

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The Cumulative Mass Fraction reported for the highest extracted mode should _____. Select the best option to complete this sentence.

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Compare the modes of System A (“Steel”) with System B (“Copper”). Select the correct statement below:

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Consider System B (“Copper”). For this tuning fork, the desired mode shape is shown below, where the tines (prongs) are vibrating in opposite motions toward/away each other. Select the correct statement below:

 

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For System B (“Copper”), select two statements which are correct concerning the system response in the global y-direction.

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In System A (“Steel”), which direction does not have its dynamic response properly characterized with 10 modes?

6 / 15

What is the frequency of the tenth mode for the steel tuning fork in System A (“Steel”)? Pick the closest option.

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For this tuning fork, the desired mode shape is shown below, where the tines (prongs) are vibrating in opposite motions toward/away each other. The desired frequency is 440 Hz. Select the correct statement below:

 

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Consider System A (“Steel”). For this tuning fork, a mode shape of interest is shown below. Select the correct statement below:

 

9 / 15

Review the third and sixth modes in System B (“Copper”). Select the correct statement below:

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Consider System A (“Steel”). For this tuning fork, a region of interest for the 6th mode is highlighted in a dotted red oval below. Select the correct statement below:

 

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What is the first frequency of vibration for the copper tuning fork in System B (“Copper”)?

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Compare the first four modes of System A (“Steel”) with System B (“Copper”). Select the correct statement below:

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What is the first frequency of vibration for the steel tuning fork in System A (“Steel”)?

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What is the frequency of the tenth mode for the copper tuning fork in System B (“Copper”)? Pick the closest option.

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For System A (“Steel”), select two statements which are correct concerning the system response in the global z-direction.

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