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Q factor of a bowl of water

  1. Jan 29, 2016 #1
    What Q factor can be realystically achieved by a bowl of water at resonance? Source presumed in the centre.
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  3. Jan 29, 2016 #2


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    Are you referring to surface waves of the water?
    It would depend on what mode you are exciting. The highest Q factor would be for the lowest possible mode - water sloshing from side to side could make ten to twenty cycles of visible motion but it would depend upon the depth and all the other dimensions.
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