A clamped bar model for the sompoton vibrator

Tee, Hao Wong and Jedol Dayou and M. Ngu and Chang, Jackson Hian Wui and Yun, Willey Hsien Liew (2013) A clamped bar model for the sompoton vibrator. Archives of Acoustics, 38 (3). pp. 425-432. ISSN 2300-262X

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The sompoton is one of famous traditional musical instruments in Sabah. This instrument consists of several parts with the vibrator being the most important one. In this paper, the vibrator is modeled as a clamped bar with a uniformly distributed mass. By means of this model, the fundamental frequency is analyzed with the use of an equivalent single degree of freedom system (SDOF) and exact analysis. The vibrator is made of aluminum in different sizes and is excited using a constant air jet to obtain its fundamental resonance frequency. The fundamental frequency obtained from the experimental measure- ment is compared with the theoretical values calculated based on the equivalent SDOF and exact analysis theories. It is found that the exact analysis gives a closer value to the experimental results as compared to the SDOF system. Although both the experimental and theoretical results exhibit the same trend, they are different in magnitude. To overcome the differences in both theories, a correction factor is added to account for the production errors.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: vibrator, clamped bar, single degree of freedom system, exact analysis, resonance frequency
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2018 21:53
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2018 21:53
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/18626

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