The MIT, Center for Ocean Engineering Wave Energy Laboratory
(WELab) is a developing experimental facility of the VFRL.
The WELAB aims to become a high-end experimental facility
focusing on the scientific understanding of emerging wave
energy conversion technologies.
This webpage is under
Faraday Waves and a Singing Bowl
WELab wave tank A, is a 2' x 2' x 8'
Acrylic tank supported by rail-guides for carriage, a
flat-type wave-maker (driven by stepper motor), a
progressive wave absorber, and float-type wave gauges.
Wave tank A, During
Singing Bowls date
back to pre-Buddha (2000BC) period in Himalayas. They are
often called Tibetan Singing Bowls. From musical instrument
point of view, they are categorized as bells, though they
are standing bells. Their sound is believed to be in harmony
with soul's rhythm and they are used for meditation.
From acoustic point of view, the mallet resonates the bowl
and creates a high-amplitude sound. If water is added, bowl's
dynamic changes and frequency decreases accordingly. The new
system is a vibration container of water that admits the
well-known Faraday wave pattern on its surface above a