Ripple Tank Apparatus

Ripple Tank Apparatus

Catalogue No. – 16306
for investigation of wave properties
like reflection, refraction, diffraction
and interference of waves. [table “16306” not found /]


A ripple tank apparatus is a physics laboratory equipment that is used to study the behavior of waves. It consists of a shallow tray filled with water, and a wave generator that produces waves in the water. The waves produced in the water create ripples, which can be observed and studied using various techniques such as stroboscopic illumination, mirrors, and cameras.

Ripple tank apparatus can be used to study a variety of wave phenomena, including reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, and standing waves. By changing the frequency and amplitude of the waves produced by the wave generator, the behavior of the waves can be observed and measured.

Ripple tank apparatus is commonly used in physics and engineering courses to teach students about the principles of waves and wave behavior. They are also used in other fields such as oceanography and fluid dynamics to study the behavior of waves in different contexts.