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Effect of bracing on a music instrument top - is FEM modal analysis enough to predict this?

What can (and what can't) modal analysis tell me about the transfer of periodic motion from the bridge (where the strings are attached) to the soundboard? Very often in engineering, we find ourselves ...
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Effect of bracing on a music instrument top - is FEM modal analysis enough to predict this?

Bracing in the simplest way, say a large flat sheet extended reasonably long in both directions will increase the stiffness of the sheet and hence reduce its natural frequency. This will lead to ...
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