Dynamical properties of piano soundboards.

  title={Dynamical properties of piano soundboards.},
  author={Antoine Chaigne and Benjamin Cott{\'e} and Roberto Viggiano},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={133 4},
In pianos, the transfer of energy from strings to soundboard and the radiation of sound are highly dependent on the dynamical properties of the soundboard. In this paper, a numerical study is conducted for various rib configurations, showing that even slight irregularities in rib spacing can induce a strong localization of the soundboard velocity pattern… CONTINUE READING