ASA 130th Meeting - St. Louis, MO - 1995 Nov 27 .. Dec 01

5aMU2. Acoustics of steelpans.

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.