Shape Optimization of a Tuning Fork
Application ID: 8499
This model simulates a tuning fork for tuning musical instruments which, if correctly designed, should sound the note of A, 440 Hz. It computes the fundamental eigenfrequency and eigenmode for the tuning fork. Although the example seems to be somewhat academic in nature, the eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes of microscopic tuning forks are also used in quartz watches and other electronic devices.