Free and Forced Vibration Apparatus TM 155

Free and Forced Vibration Apparatus

Type: TM 155
Name: Free and Forced Vibration Apparatus
Technical Description

  All setups of this experimental unit on the theory of vibrations are rapidly and securely assembled on a double profile frame made of aluminium using slot nuts and clamping levers. The oscillator consists of a beam mounted in ball bearings at one end; a helical spring is hung on the other end of the beam. The attachment of springs, the exciter and a damper to a perforated panel permits a wide range of different setups to be reproduced. Either an unbalance exciter or a displacement exciter generate vibrations; the frequency of the vibrations can be adjusted using the electronic control unit. The displacement exciter can be fitted directly to the base of the spring. The vibrations can be damped using the adjustable viscosity damper. To record vibration processes over time, a mechanical drum plotter is included.

  The experiment also includes an amplitude contact with a TTL output, e.g. for triggering stroboscopes.

  The measured values can be evaluated with the software for data acquisition TM 155.20. A practice set for torsional vibrations (TM 150.02) is available as accessories.


Learning Objectives / Experiments
- natural vibration
- damped vibration
- inertia force and displacement excitation
- forced vibration
- resonance
- amplitude and phase response

* Demonstration of fundamental aspects of

  mechanical vibration1
* Damping and resonance with forced vibrations1
* Two different principles of exciting vibration

Available accessories
TM 150.02 -- Free and Damped Torsional Vibrations
TM 155.20 -- Software for Data Acquisition
Alternative products
TM 150 -- Universal Vibration System

[1] basics of mechanical vibration, natural damped and forced vibrations
[2] bar-type oscillator
[3] three helical springs
[4] unbalance exciter with DC motor, 0,77kg
[5] displacement exciter with DC motor
[6] electronic control unit with digital display, exciter frequency adjustable
[7] oil-filled damper
[8] electrically driven drum recorder
[9] amplitude meter with electric contact for triggering equipment

[10] storage system to house the components


Technical Data

Bar-type oscillator: LxWxH: 700x25x12mm, 1,6kg
Helical springs

- 0,75N/mm

- 1,5N/mm 

- 3,0N/mm
Exciter frequency: 0...50Hz, electronically controlled
Unbalance of the unbalance exciter: 0...1000mmg
Stroke of the displacement exciter: 20mm
Damper constant: 5...15Ns/m, oil-filled
Mechanical chart recorder

- feed: 20mm/s
- paper width: 100mm


Dimensions and Weight

LxWxH: 1000x420x900mm
Frame opening WxH: 870x650mm
Weight: approx. 52kg

LxWxH: 1170x480x237mm (storage system)

Weight: approx. 12kg

Required for Operation 230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase (control unit) Scope of Delivery

1 frame

1 bar-type oscillator

3 helical springs

1 unbalance exciter

1 displacement exciter

1 exciter control unit

1 damper

1 amplitude meter

1 drum recorder

1 storage system with foam inlay

1 manual

Order Details 040.15500  TM 155  Free and Forced Vibration