Mild Steel Tuning Fork

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Mild Steel Tuning Fork
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The tuning fork as an object has many uses, as an aid to tuning musical instruments, its presence in school physics lessons as an object of demonstration or as a tool in hearing evaluations. A set of 16 tuning forks were made to investigate the acoustic properties of materials as part of the Materials Library Founder, Zoe Laughlin’s PhD thesis. The three principle factors that influence the production of sound by a tuning fork are the shape of the fork, the density and elastic modulus (a measure of stiffness) of the material from which the fork is made.

The mild steel tuning fork has a dull grey metallic appearance. Signs of spotted rusting can be seen and felt on its surface. The sound produced by the mild steel fork is clear, bright and sustained; almost identical to that of the blued steel tuning fork (1152).

Sample ID: 721


Solid | Object
Metal | Metallic | Sound | Sound of Materials | Steel | Tuning Fork

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