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Experience wave phenomena with the Ripple Tank

Your experimentation equipment for the comprehension of the variegated wave phenomena Mechanic and electromagnetic waves play an important role in the comprehension of natural scientific procedures. With the Ripple Tank you can

Features Simple demonstration of wave phenomena Compact assembling

analyze and make visibly clear the appearing

Made for fast and efficient use

wave phenomena. The frequency range with dif-

High contrast, brilliant pictures

ferent amplitudes covers all frequencies needed for the demonstrations and experimentations both for secondary schools and universities.


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Visual presentation of wave, interference and

The vibration generator, which is assembled in the

coherence properties

housing, can be operated with different amplitudes in a

The Ripple Tank is a comfortable and efficient com-

frequency range of 5 – 60 Hz. Frequency and amplitude

pact equipment for lessons or experimentations,

can be easily entered via the touchpad. Via stroboscopic

which gives you the possibility of a clear and ne-

illumination, which offers specially brilliant pictures

vertheless still quantitative access to the wave me-

thanks to the green high performance LED, the waves

chanic. The results of a demonstration can be

can be visually presented either synchronal or in slow

shown via a web cam or as an alternative via bea-

motion. Furthermore the propagation of the waves after

mer. Pupils and students can either simulate or

individual stimulation can be analyzed.

work out by themselves e.g. the behavior of waves during a reflection in elastic or inelastic obstacles. The following experiments can be analyzed:  Reflection  Dispersion  Refraction  Interference  Diffraction  Doppler Effect

Products Ripple Tank with LED light source incl. universal power supply, accessory set, drawing table and ripple tank Ripple Tank with LED light source – Complete Set


Optional accessories External vibration generator Vibration-isolated ground plate, for the analysis of interference phenomena of “in phase” and “off phase” stimulation of waves for the demonstration of the Doppler Effect. External vibration generator


Demo Set for demonstration experiments comprised high performance USB web cam incl. software and fixture Demo Set for demonstration experiments


Demo mirror


Manual – Experiments with the Ripple Tank, 12 experiments, 78 pages DIN A4


PHYWE Systeme GmbH & Co. KG

Robert-Bosch-Breite 10 D-37079 Göttingen

T. +49 (0) 551 604 - 0 F. +49 (0) 551 604 - 107

Grand’Route 79 B-4610 Beyne-Heusay

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Succursale belge

07/2009, Copyright by PHYWE Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, subject to alteration, errors and omissions excepted. 00236-02

The new Ripple Tank

The new Ripple Tank: Main Features •Compact and easy setup, JUST ADD WATER!! •No more problems with time-pressure!!! •Keypad and LCD-Display are very easy and intuitive to use •Very robust and modern design •Innovative High-power green LED for high contrast and brilliant images •Study of: All basic wave properties such as Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction and Interference •Applications: Practical courses, Demonstration and Exhibitions

The new Ripple Tank: Main Features •Two vibration generators, adjustable phase shift •Frequency range: 5 – 60 Hz •Frequency of illumination and vibration separately controlled (Slow and controlled motion of waves and freezing images also) •Single pulsing of waves available •State-of-the art presentation via connected web-cam and additional beamer (perfect for demonstrations and exhibitions)

The new Ripple Tank: Components




The new Ripple Tank: Components

Complete System Specifications •Illumination: Permanent or Stroboscopic •Illumination frequency range: 5 – 60 Hz •Pulse generator frequency range: 5 – 60 Hz •Slow motion modus: -2,5 Hz to +2,5 Hz •Max. phase displacement (vib. Generators): 360 degrees •Amplitude Vib. Generators: 0 – 8 (levels) •LED: 160 Lumen (green) •Power supply (included): 12V / 2A •Waves exhibition area: 280mm X 210mm •Whole equipment dimensions: 300mm x 370mm x 330mm •Weight: 5,7 kg

PHYWE ripple tank

Setup time > 60 min!!!

Setup time < 1 minute!!!

The new Ripple Tank

The new Ripple Tank

The new Ripple Tank

The new Ripple Tank

The new Ripple Tank

The new Ripple Tank


Water Ripple Tank