A square Chladni plate has a handful of resonant frequencies in the audio range. If you wanted to make a plate with very many (infinite?) resonant frequencies, what shape would be best?

You wouldn't see any cool patterns because there wouldn't be any powerful resonances.

Maybe the classic guitar/violin shape is actually the best you can do.

I guess cutting holes in the shape is allowed, but only if necessary.

related: Theory behind patterns formed on Chladni plates?

Chladni plate

  • $\begingroup$ How fixed points can you have? (I'm assuming the hex nut in the middle is the only fixed point). $\endgroup$ – JEB Mar 30 '18 at 2:36
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. One fixed point. $\endgroup$ – tladuke Mar 30 '18 at 18:20

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.