Computation of bell profiles using structural optimization

A. Schoofs, F. van Asperen, P. Maas, A. Lehr

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This article describes the design of the profile for a major-third bell using structural optimization strategies. First a sequential linear programming method was used to find a prototype of the bell. The necessary analyses were done using the finite element method. Next, a fast analysis model was derived by numerical experimental design techniques. This analysis model led to the final geometry of the major-third bell. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalMusic Perception
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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