This article describes the design of the profile for a major-third bell using structural optimization strategies. First a sequential linear programming method was used to find a prototype of the bell. The necessary analyses were done using the finite element method. Next, a fast analysis model was derived by numerical experimental design techniques. This analysis model led to the final geometry of the major-third bell.
Research Article| April 01 1987
I. Computation of Bell Profiles Using Structural Optimization
F. Van Asperen;
Music Perception (1987) 4 (3): 245–254.
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A. Schoofs, F. Van Asperen, P. Maas, A. Lehr; I. Computation of Bell Profiles Using Structural Optimization. Music Perception 1 April 1987; 4 (3): 245–254. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/40285368
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