2pMU1. Acoustics of Eastern and Western bells, old and new.

Session: Tuesday Afternoon, June 17

Author: Thomas D. Rossing
Location: Phys. Dept., Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL 60115


Bells have been a part of nearly every culture in history. The acoustical properties of many different types of bells are compared, including church bells, carillon bells, handbells, ancient Chinese two-tone bells, and temple bells from several countries. Special attention is paid to modes of vibration and sound radiation.

ASA 133rd meeting - Penn State, June 1997