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- Contains the title page, the preface
(both in italian and in english), the acknowledgments. Then the table of
contents and the lists of figures-tables-symbols.
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- Chapter 1
- Discusses in more detail the topics already
addressed in the preface. The source modeling
approach is compared to other sound synthesis paradigms, then the use of
physical models for synthesis and coding purposes is analyzed.
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- Chapter 2
- Presents all the modeling paradigms and the numerical techniques
that are used in the thesis: one-dimensional waveguide structures and
their applications to the modeling of acoustic bores; lumped elements and
their use in modeling a large class of mechanical and acoustic systems;
problems related to discretization, in particular a numerical method
for solving delay-free computational loops in non-linear algorithms.
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- Chapter 3
- Discusses single reed modeling. A lumped model is reviewed, and an
efficient and accurate discretization scheme is developed. The limitations of
existing lumped models are discussed, and an improved non-linear model is
formulated. In this new formulation, the interaction of the reed with the
mouthpiece and the player's embouchure are taken into account, although
at the expense of a slight increase of the model complexity.
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- Chapter 4
- Presents results on vocal fold modeling. The Ishizaka-Flanagan (IF)
lumped model of the glottis is reviewed, and the structural
similarities between this model and single reed models are pointed out.
Two glottal models are proposed, both providing a simplified description of
the IF model. It is shown that the models can be implemented
in an efficient way, while preserving the main properties of the IF model.
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- Chapter 5
- Discusses contact models for sound rendering of impacts and
develops a hammer-resonator model. The numerical
system has low computational costs and can be implemented in real-time. The
influence of the physical parameters on the model behavior is also examined.
More specifically, particular attention is devoted to the problem of
embedding material properties into the model.
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- Lists all the references in alphab ... well you know what this is.
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