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Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 07:19:03 -0500
From: Jim Quist
Subject: Re[2]: [CB] frequency the largest smokestack

> I wonder if it can be "sounded" by the wind (like a
> gargantuan beer bottle), or if they've taken steps to prevent that.

Better late than never department: I wrote a engineering firm about this, here's the response, just in:

"Smokestacks can oscillate side to side in the wind and can go into resonance under certain conditions. However, I am not aware of smokestacks generating a musical note, but  I remember seeing (hearing?) the phenomenon used in a musical "sculpture"  10 or 20 feet tall."

Anyone know of any contrabass wind sculptures?


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