This paper illustrates the first part of a research project aimed at developing and validating a numerical model of the vibro-acoustic behaviour of a grand piano soundboard, to be used by piano makers as a tool to support the design process. Experimental modal analysis results are presented and compared with corresponding finite element numerical simulations, which include modelling of the manufacturing process, to account for the soundboard curvature and the induced stresses. The finite element model of a free soundboard before bridge gluing has been successfully validated up to 250Hz, in terms of both mode shapes and eigenfrequencies.

Experimental Modal Analysis and Structural Modelling of a Grand Piano Soundboard to Support Instrument Design

CORRADI, ROBERTO;MICCOLI, STEFANO;RIPAMONTI, FRANCESCO;SQUICCIARINI, GIACOMO
2010

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This paper illustrates the first part of a research project aimed at developing and validating a numerical model of the vibro-acoustic behaviour of a grand piano soundboard, to be used by piano makers as a tool to support the design process. Experimental modal analysis results are presented and compared with corresponding finite element numerical simulations, which include modelling of the manufacturing process, to account for the soundboard curvature and the induced stresses. The finite element model of a free soundboard before bridge gluing has been successfully validated up to 250Hz, in terms of both mode shapes and eigenfrequencies.
Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics (RASD2010)
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