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Handbook of Materials for Wind Musical Instruments

Authors: Bucur, Voichita

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  • Underlines the relationships between materials properties and quality of wind musical instruments for classical symphony orchestra
  • Suggests new materials for wind musical instruments
  • Presents a methodology for objective definition of the quality of wind musical instruments
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  • Due: December 2, 2019
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About this book

This book addresses key questions about the materials used for the wind instruments of classical symphony orchestra such as flutes, clarinets, saxophones, oboes, bassoons and pipe organs. The content of this book is structured into four parts.

Part 1- Description of materials for wind instruments deals with wood species and materials for reeds used for making clarinet, oboe and bassoon- and, with metallic materials and alloys for - horn, trumpet, trombone, etc. Auxiliary materials associated with the manufacturing of wind instruments are felt, cork, leather and parchment.

Part 2- Basic acoustics of wind instruments, in which are presented succinctly, some pertinent aspects related to the physics of the resonant air column. An important aspect discussed is related to the effect of wall material on the vibration modes of the walls of wind instruments. The methods for measuring the acoustical properties of wind instruments are presented.

Part 3- Manufacturing of wind instruments, describes the technology used in manufacturing metallic tubes and pipes made of wood.

Part 4 - The durability and degradation of materials addresses data about methods for cleaning wind instruments, studies factors producing degradation of organ pipes, describes methods of conservation and restoration of brass instruments and of historical pipe organs. Finally, the properties of marble are described, being the only one nondegradable and sustainable material used for pipes for organs.

About the authors

Dr. Voichita Bucur, currently adjunct professor at RMIT Melbourne, Australia, received her bachelor in Engineering in 1962 from Polytechnic Institute Brasov, Romania, and her PhD in Mechanics and Ultrasonics in 1984 from the Institut Supérieur des Materiaux, St Ouen, Paris, France. Her fields of research encompass development of non-destructive techniques (vibrational, acoustic, ultrasonic, X- rays) for the assessment of the quality of trees, wood products and wood-based composites, mechanical characterisation of materials with non-destructive techniques, wood science and technology, and mechanical characterisation of wood for musical instruments.In 2004 she awarded silver medal by Société d’Encouragement du Progrès, France, for contributions to mechanics, acoustics, wood science, education and service to the society. In 2007 she had the distinguish award at 15th International Symposium on Nonestructive Testing of wood, Duluth, Minessota, USA, for contribution to the development of nondestructive techniques for wood and wood based composites. .

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • Due: December 2, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19175-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19174-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Materials for Wind Musical Instruments
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19175-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19175-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19174-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XC, 819
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