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Modeling and Simulation of the Acoustics of a Steelpan, a Percussion Instrument

  • Yukio Kagawa
  • Kohei Tanaka
  • Ken Yamazaki
  • Lingyun Chai
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Information and Communications Technology book series (PICT, volume 4)

Abstract

The paper discusses the acoustics and vibration of a steelpan. It is a shallow curved circular plate on which many spherical shells are formed. Each shell sounds a musical scale frequency. Each shell vibrates almost independently. Shell’s vibration is numerically analyzed for guiding the design of the instrument.

Keywords

Spherical Shell Conical Shell Volume Displacement Modal Model Reverberation Time 
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© Springer Tokyo 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukio Kagawa
    • 1
  • Kohei Tanaka
    • 2
  • Ken Yamazaki
    • 3
  • Lingyun Chai
    • 4
  1. 1.Okayama Univ.OkayamaJapan
  2. 2.Nihon Univ. College of Industrial TechnologyChibaJapan
  3. 3.Nihon University College of Industrial TechnologyChibaJapan
  4. 4.Solar FrontierKanagawaJapan

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