3rd French conference on acoustics
J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C5-649-C5-652
Inharmonicity of nonuniform overwound stringsP. CHUMNANTAS, C.A. GREATED and R. PARKS
Department of Physics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, UK.
In our previous paper, the transverse wave equation for the case of a stepped stiff string was described, and the numerical results of the frequency equation were compared with data from experiments on piano strings. It was evident from these results that the theory presented there gave a better fit to measured inharmonicities than Fletcher's analysis for a uniform overwound strings. In this paper, we describe measurements of inharmonicity carried out on nonuniform overwound strings mounted on a rigid monochord. The measurements are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions taking account the nonuniformity of the winding.
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