In proceedings ASME Intl Mech. Engng Cong. and Expo. (IMECE) Dynamic Systems and Control Div., DSC series Vol. 69-1, pp. 85-88, Orlando, November 2000.
An apparatus for visualizing frequency response
Richard A. Layton and Devdas M. Pai

A second-order, mass-spring-damper apparatus was developed to help students visualize amplification, resonance, attenuation, and phase angle in mechanical systems. The apparatus was developed as a design project involving both graduate and undergraduate students. A prototype of the apparatus is complete and work is underway to correct design deficiencies and produce an improved apparatus. This paper describes the work in progress to develop a final apparatus for student use.

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