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Physical Modeling of Buzzing Artificial Lips: The Effect of Acoustical Feedback

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The influence of the up- and downstream acoustics on the buzzing behavior of artificial lips has been studied. In the presence of a long downstream pipe, the oscillation frequency is well predicted by means of a model assuming a single mechanical degree of freedom for the lips. A minimum of the threshold pressure for buzzing is observed when the lips are just closed at rest. The magnitude of this threshold pressure is underestimated by the model. In order to fit experiments the quality factor of the lip resonance has to be reduced by a factor two compared to the measured quality factor. In the absence of downstream pipe the threshold pressure increases by a factor three and a jump in oscillation frequency from one mechanical lip-mode to another one is observed as the lung pressure is increased. An attempt to describe this behavior by means of a 2-mass-model fails.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2006

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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