Operating Deflection Shapes of a Violin String via High Speed/High Resolution Videography

Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)

Abstract

The action of bowing a violin string to play a properly sounding note produces a stick-slip action between the bow and the string. In an ideal situation this excitation of the string results in Helmholtz motion of the string. This paper describes an experimental method for measuring the motion of a violin string using high speed/high resolution videography and the subsequent digitizing of the motion for use in a high fidelity mathematical model of a violin.

Keywords

Videography ODS Violin Vibration Musical instrument 

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Copyright information

© The Society for Experimental Mechanics 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuck Van Karsen
    • 1
  • Troy Bouman
    • 2
  • Geoff Gwaltney
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA
  3. 3.Keweenaw Research Center, Mechanical EngineeringMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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