Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Abstract

This project was created as an extension of a previous IQP. The main goals were to improve the design of an existing Doppler effect simulator and to be able to produce reliable data such that this device can be used in the future for freshman laboratory experiments. To meet these goals, the prototype model was completely redesigned to improve stability, balance, and overall performance. With this new device, a battery of systematic tests was carried out in which each controllable variable was isolated. The results of these tests indicated that if more time is dedicated to completing a full analysis of all data, this device could indeed be used as an exciting new way to demonstrate the Doppler effect.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Physics

Major

Engineering Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Share

COinS