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Natural Frequency: Masses on Rods
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11 Nov 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
The mass and stiffness of a building affect how much an earthquake damages the building. The natural frequency, related to mass and stiffness, is the frequency that the structure will shake at....
K'Nex Buildings: Structural Frequencies
13 May 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Jason Lloyd, NEES EOT
In this video, Jason Lloyd explains how K-12 teachers can use a shake table to demonstrate the frequencies of structures.This demonstration can be applied to a multitude of lesson plans that...
Creating the Model
02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
This lesson expands on the notion of engineering design, by building 3-D models of simple designs, and testing the structures on a shake-table. Click Here To View the Site This material is one...