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dc.contributor.advisorRossing, Thomas D., 1929-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Jianmingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-19T21:12:33Z
dc.date.available2016-02-19T21:12:33Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/15639
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages [72]-74).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe yangqin is a Chinese hammered dulcimer with a trapezoidal soundboard. The soundboard, which is crowned to a height of 4 cm in the center, is supported by 7 unequally-spaced transverse ribs. Vibrational modes of the soundboard in the frequency range 100 - 7 00 Hz have been studied by impact modal analysis as well as by scanning with an accelerometer as the soundboard is driven by a small shaker. Nodal lines tend to follow the stiff transverse ribs. Modal shapes indicate that the transverse stiffness is substantially greater than the longitudinal stiffness in the braced soundboard. The impedance at most points on the bass bridges shows a maximum around 100 Hz and then falls off at roughly 6 dB/octave. The impedance on the treble bridges, on the other hand, reaches a broad maximum around 2 kHz and falls off quite slowly with frequency, at least up to 5 kHz. Experimental values of mode frequencies fit well to the analytical ones obtained by considering the trapezoidal ratio and the curvature effect. The soundboard boundary conditions are somewhat complicated by the frame. They appear to be close to simply-supported edges at the lower frequencies and close to clamped edges at high frequencies.en_US
dc.format.extentix, 74 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMusic--Acoustics and physicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshYang chʻinen_US
dc.titleVibrations of a yangqin soundboarden_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S. (Master of Science)en_US


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