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Standing Waves in a Pipe Model
written by Juan Aguirregabiria
edited by Wolfgang Christian
The Ejs Standing Waves in a Pipe model displays the displacement and pressure waves for a standing wave in a pipe.  The pipe can be closed on both ends, on one end, or open on both ends.  The number of nodes in the standing waves can be changed via a slider.  You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.  

Ejs Standing Waves in a Pipe model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_ehu_waves_pipe.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models for wave motion are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Instruments
= Air Column Instruments
- Wave Motion
= Wave Properties of Sound
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Educators
- Professional/Practitioners
- Learners
- application/java
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© 2008 Juan M. Aguirregabiria
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Easy Java Simulatiomns, Ejs, OSP, Open Source Physics, closed end, open end, pipe, standing wave, wave motion
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created August 18, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 12, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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August 18, 2008
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thank you for the computer model!

Author: lookang
Posted: January 10, 2012 at 9:05AM
Source: The Open Source Physics collection
is a remix customized to the way i would use it in classroom.

9 jan 2012
design layout to usual bottom
A = 0.49 instead of 0.4 previously to make same as lecture notes
add Nodes texts and extra
add Antinodes text and extra
add v = f*lambda assuming speed of sound is 330 m/s
10 Jan 2012
add modeling component through drop-down menu and input field for learners to key in equations to understand the standing waves formed
readjusted position of pipes and everything to start at y = 0 instead of the previous y =0.5 for ease of modeling
add length of pipe for calculation purpose, visualization does not change


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Aguirregabiria, J. (2008). Standing Waves in a Pipe Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved December 8, 2023, from
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