Chladni Cast (870 Hz)
A Chladni Cast subjects form work to sustained vibrations during the curing process to study how audible frequencies affect the manner in which concrete sets. This research might be seen as an elaboration upon the plate experiments of Ernst Chladni, in which the modes of vibration of a rigid surface were made visible by sprinkling salt upon a resonating steel plate.
The Chladni Cast shown here received a base layer of a Non-Newtonian substrate on its form work to transfer its suspended sonic geometry upon the surface of the slab, vibrated at 870 Hz.
Part of B.Arch Thesis "Acoustectonics"
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York