Thomas D. Rossing
D. Scott Hampton
Phys. Dept., Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL 60115
Uwe J. Hansen
Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute, IN 47809
Steelpans are characterized by strong coupling between note areas partly due to nonlinear vibrational effects. Experimental and theoretical studies of their vibrational behavior will be discussed, and the origin of the rich spectra of harmonic overtones explained in terms of this behavior.