A Detailed FEM Study on the Vibro-acoustic Behaviour of Crash and Splash Musical Cymbals

Authors: Evaggelos Kaselouris, Chrisoyla Alexandraki, Makis Bakarezos, Michael Tatarakis, Nektarios A. Papadogiannis, Vasilis Dimitriou

Abstract: Advanced numerical simulations, that include modal and frequency response function finite element analysis, frequency domain and time domain finite element method – boundary element method analysis, are performed to study the vibro-acoustic behaviour of crash and splash musical cymbals. The results of the modal analysis agree well with experimental measurements found in literature. The frequency domain and time domain coupled finite – boundary element method simulations, despite their high computational resources and time demands, are used for the crucial comparison of the velocity spectrograms on the cymbal to the radiated sound pressure spectrograms in the air. The computational analysis results show that the splash cymbal is characterized by a faster decay and a higher frequency content compared to the crash cymbal. The advanced multiphysics vibro-acoustic simulations that correlate the displacements and velocities of the vibrated structure with the radiated sound pressure results demonstrate the future capability to synthesize the sounds of cymbal music instruments.

Pages: 948-955

DOI: 10.46300/9106.2022.16.116

International Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, E-ISSN: 1998-4464, Volume 16, 2022, Art. #116