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Analyze and test violin's tonal quality from holographic pattern
Author(s): Hengsheng Zhu
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Paper Abstract

The frequency response curve--laser holographic method which studies the tonal quality of violin's and musical instruments. The method is based on macro measure of frequency response curve and full used sensitivity of laser holograph on weak vibration. We have analyzed violins of different tonal quality and have summarized fine violin's holographic mode. A new measuring method on tonal quality of musical instruments is being developed. We take the microscopic holograms of a violin when it is being vibrated (time--average method), and also with the frequency response curve, to analyze and measure a violin's vibration, to calculate the amplitude of the top and back plate of a violin, to find out the plate of a violin's plate where is should be repaired and micro quantity (micrometer), to change the interval of a violin's box (top and back plate) to improve the violin's tonal quality, to explore the quantitative rules of a whole violin's fine quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2176, Practical Holography VIII, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172649
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Hengsheng Zhu, Shenyang Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2176:
Practical Holography VIII
Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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