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dc.contributor.advisorMissoum, Samyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMokdad, Fatma
dc.creatorMokdad, Fatmaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-07T22:33:25Z
dc.date.available2013-06-07T22:33:25Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/293647
dc.description.abstractThe main objective of this thesis is to understand the mechanics of a grand piano soundboard and to investigate the influence of several parameters on its modal and vibrational behaviors. Various analysis techniques are made possible by a development of a fully parameterized Finite Element model of the soundboard which allows the user to modify most geometric and material parameters. In addition, two crucial features, namely crowning and downbearing, are included in the model and their individual and combined effects are observed. This study also accounts for the influence of geometric nonlinearities due to downbearing. The piano soundboard includes a large number of unknown factors stemming from its construction process and the material properties of the wood. This thesis uses sensitivity techniques to investigate the influence of various factors on the variability of the modal outputs (i.e., natural frequencies and mode shapes). The different aspects of the model are described in details and various sensitivity methods are tested in this context.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectDownbearingen_US
dc.subjectFinite Elementen_US
dc.subjectGeometric Nonlinearitiesen_US
dc.subjectSensitivity Analysisen_US
dc.subjectSoundboarden_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectCrowningen_US
dc.titleFully Parameterized Finite Element Model of a Grand Piano Soundboard for Sensitivity Analysis of the Dynamic Behavioren_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNikravesh, Parvizen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChan, Choliken_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-30T07:24:41Z
html.description.abstractThe main objective of this thesis is to understand the mechanics of a grand piano soundboard and to investigate the influence of several parameters on its modal and vibrational behaviors. Various analysis techniques are made possible by a development of a fully parameterized Finite Element model of the soundboard which allows the user to modify most geometric and material parameters. In addition, two crucial features, namely crowning and downbearing, are included in the model and their individual and combined effects are observed. This study also accounts for the influence of geometric nonlinearities due to downbearing. The piano soundboard includes a large number of unknown factors stemming from its construction process and the material properties of the wood. This thesis uses sensitivity techniques to investigate the influence of various factors on the variability of the modal outputs (i.e., natural frequencies and mode shapes). The different aspects of the model are described in details and various sensitivity methods are tested in this context.


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