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United Scientific™ Advanced Projection Ripple Tank

The Advanced Projection Ripple Tank is a comprehensive system for demonstrating basic wave phenomena using water waves.

Supplier:  United Scientific™ RPTANK1

Catalog No. S83794

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  • The Advanced Projection Ripple Tank is a comprehensive system for demonstrating basic wave phenomena using water waves.
  • A horizontal glass plate is mounted in a watertight frame with foam beaches around the perimeter to suppress unwanted wave reflections.
  • This tank is mounted on three tall legs with an angled mirror beneath the glass plate.
  • A translucent screen is fitted to the front of the apparatus to display the projected image.
  • A stray light shield can be placed around the back and sides of the apparatus to prevent ambient light from reaching the screen.
  • In use, a pool of water a few millimeters deep is filled into the tank.
  • A ripple generator for mounting and energizing ripplers is fitted to one side of the tank and an adjustable LED stroboscope lamp is mounted above the glass plate on a gooseneck support to provide the projection light.
  • The ripple generator and the LED stroboscope lamp are both driven by a Wave Monitor control unit that synchronizes the wave generator's oscillations with the stroboscope flashes to produce a stationary projected image.
  • The wave generator can also by operated asynchronously, allowing the stroboscope flash frequency to be varied while the wave generator frequency remains fixed.
  • This generates a moving projected image of variable speed.
  • The included accessory set contains a series of five different ripplers (two of each), a pair of acrylic blocks, a barrier with slits, a clear foil with a printed grid, a plastic dropper, and a metric ruler.


Demonstrating basic wave phenomena using water waves
Advanced Projection Ripple Tank
115 V
Ripple Tank, Five Different Ripplers (Two of Each), Pair of Acrylic Blocks, Barrier with Slits, Clear Foil with Printed Grid, Plastic Dropper, Metric Ruler


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