How does tube diameter influence frequency?

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  • Geometry (size and shape) influences natural frequency

  • Compare how easy it is to bend a larger diameter pipe versus a smaller diameter pipe

  • The smaller diameter pipe is easy to bend - it is "softer"

  • The larger diameter pipe is harder to bend - it is "stiffer"

  • Predict if the larger or smaller diameter chime will have a higher frequency

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Smaller Diameter (0.5 inch or 1/2 in)

Small Diameter
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Larger Diameter (0.75 inch or 3/4 inch)

Large Diameter
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