Chaigne, Antoine et Touzé, Cyril et Thomas, Olivier (2005) Nonlinear vibrations and chaos in gongs and cymbals Acoustical Science and Technology, 26 (5). pp. 403-409. ISSN 1346-3969

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This paper summarizes some results obtained in the last few years for the modeling of nonlinear vibrating instruments such as gongs and cymbals. Linear, weakly nonlinear and chaotic regimes are successively examined. A theoretical mechanical model is presented, based on the nonlinear von Kármán equations for thin shallow spherical shells. Modal projection and Nonlinear Normal Mode (NNM) formulation leads to a subset of coupled nonlinear oscillators. Current developments are aimed at using this subset for sound synthesis purpose.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Fluid Mechanics and Energy
ID Code:2828
Deposited By:Julien Karachehayas
Deposited On:14 sept. 2007 02:20
Dernière modification:05 juin 2013 09:13

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