Shive Wave Model

Thin rods are mounted on a fine wire that twists easily.

PIRA Code(s): 
3B10.30
Set up time: 
none
Physics and Science Concepts: 
Torsion Waves, Waves and Oscillations
Operation: 
Displace the rod at one end to create a torsion pulse or wave. The other end can be left free to move, fixed in place, or critically damped. To damp the model, clip the damping cup to the last rod on one end to get an inverse reflex wave. The damping clip on the rod ends the wave entirely.
Safety: 
None