Student Research


Recent Student Projects

Benjamin Boe '15

Washington NASA Space Grant Summer Research Scholar, Summer 2013

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Coupling Between Musical Drumheads

"Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Effects of Depth, Diameter, and Tension in Musical Drumhead Coupling," Benjamin Boe and Randy Worland, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134, 4093 (2013).


Eric Laukkanen '12

Washington NASA Space Grant Summer Research Scholar, Summer 2011

Modeling and Tuning of Musical percussive Beams

Student Research Symposium - Video 

"Acoustical Effect of Progressive Undercutting of Percussive Aluminum Bars," Eric M. Laukkanen and Randy Worland, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130, 2429 (2011).

"Acoustical Effect of Progressive Undercutting of Percussive Aluminum Bars," Eric M. Laukkanen and Randy Worland, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 14, 025003 (2012).


Brooke Peaden '12

Gilbertson Summer Research Scholar, Summer 2010

Acoustic Effect of Holes on a Brass Disk

Student Research Symposium - Video

"Acoustic Effects of Holes on Commercial Cymbals," Brooke R. Peaden and Randy Worland, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 2616 (2011).


Jonathon Tollerud '07

Senior Thesis Research Project, Spring 2007

Laser Speckle Interferometry


Mike Meade '06

Independent Research Project, Summer 2005

The Physics of Drum Tuning

 


Ben Heavner '99

Honors Thesis Research Project, 1998-99

The Faraday Effect: An Experimental and Historical Approach

 


Paul Veillon '99

Honors Thesis Reseaerch Project, 1998-99

Experimental Investigation of Brownian Motion using Dynamic Light Scattering

 


David Wilson '98

Independent Research Project, 1997-98

Experimental Determination of the Speed of Sound as a Function of Temperature

“Measurement of the Speed of Sound in Air as a Function of Temperature,” Rand S. Worland and D. David Wilson, The Physics Teacher 37, 53 (1999).