Lesson: Activity - Shake It Up

Version 1.10
Status:
Historical
Discipline:
Civil Engineering,
Tags:
dynamic,
resonance,
Audience:
secondary,
tertiary,

This activity is design for students to learn about the mechanics behind, and the effects of a phenomenon known as resonance. Understanding resonance in structures and components is important in many disciplines of engineering.

Utilising a Shake Table rig, students are to recognise the behaviour of a building excited at its resonant frequency, identify methods of mitigating the effect of resonance and compare the performance of different resonance mitigation methods.