1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Calculating the frequency of an open end pipe?

  1. Jun 30, 2014 #1
    How can this be done. I know it has to do with the length, but what about the width? Does that have any bearing?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 30, 2014 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    The pipe diameter has a slight influence because the antinode doesn't form exactly at the open end of the pipe. The effect is very small if the pipe is much longer than it is wide (but you will probably want to account for it if you're tuning a pipe organ!). A quick search on "pipe end correction" gives tons of references.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook