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High-performance bowing machine tests of bowed-string transients

Galluzzo, PM and Woodhouse, J (2014) High-performance bowing machine tests of bowed-string transients. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 100. pp. 139-153. ISSN 1610-1928

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The development is described of a computer-controlled bowing machine that can bow a string with a range of gestures that match or exceed the capabilities of a human violinist. Example measurements of string vibration under controlled bowing conditions are shown, including a Schelleng diagram and a set of Guettler diagrams, for the open D string of a cello. For some results a rosin-coated rod was used in place of a conventional bow, to provide quantitative data for comparison with theoretical predictions. The results show qualitative consistency with the predictions of Schelleng and Guettler, but details are revealed that go beyond the limitations of existing models. © S. Hirzel Verlag · EAA.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:17
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 07:01