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Longitudinal vs. Transverse Vibrations in a Bar

A 48 inch long by 2 inch diameter round steel rod (E=30e6 psi, density=0.28 lb/in3) is fixed at one end and free at the other. If the rod is struck transversely so that there is both a longitudinal and transverse wave generated, how long does it take for each wave to complete a cycle? If you wanted to record 5 cycles for each type of wave, how long would you set your instrument's recording time for each wave type?

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A 48 inch long by 2 inch diameter round steel rod (E=30e6 psi, density=0.28 lb/in3) is fixed at one end and free at the other. If the rod is struck transversely so that ...

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The solution discusses the longitudinal vs. transverse vibrations in a bar.

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