# Mechanical resonance

Is there any typical frequencies range which mechanical systems resonant at ?

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Yea, its natural frequency.

Yea, its natural frequency.
So what is the frequencies range ?

Hootenanny
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So what is the frequencies range ?
It is impossible to give a frequency range for a general mechanical system since the resonant frequency is specific to a particular mechanical system and is dependent on a large number of parameters.

It is impossible to give a frequency range for a general mechanical system since the resonant frequency is specific to a particular mechanical system and is dependent on a large number of parameters.
I can't imagine mechanical system resonant at frequencies of GHz, But i can imagine electrical systems resonant at frequencies of MHz for example.
So there is no order of magnitude for it?

russ_watters
Mentor
Well, 1-100,000 is five orders of magnitude, but there is probably an upper limit based on materials properties. Amplitude has to go down as frequency goes up to avoid having the inertial forces tear apart the object or device.

The equation for natural frequency is w^2=k/m

f95toli
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Nanomechanical resonators can have a resonance frequency of tens of MHz, large structures (buildings etc) less than 0.1 Hz.

So the "typical " frequency range for mechanical resonance covers at least 8 orders of magnitude.

Andy Resnick