Design and dynamic simulation of a novel piano action mechanism

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Abstract

A novel piano action mechanism is presented, which is based on a multi-lobed lifting cam. The cam replaces several bodies in the standard action mechanism and allows the upright piano to achieve fast repetition of a single note, which is a quality more commonly attributed to grand piano actions. The use of simulation software to aid in tuning of the design is described, and the final simulation results are presented. These results indicate the ability of the new mechanism to achieve good performance over a range of playing intensities and to play repeated notes in rapid succession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008
Pages789-796
Number of pages8
EditionPART B
StatePublished - Nov 23 2009
Event2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008 - New York City, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2008Aug 6 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008
NumberPART B
Volume2

Conference

Conference2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew York City, NY
Period8/3/088/6/08

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Cams
Computer simulation
Tuning

Keywords

  • Cam follower
  • Equivalent mechanisms
  • Multibody dynamics simulation
  • Piano action

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Nelson, C. A. (2009). Design and dynamic simulation of a novel piano action mechanism. In 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008 (PART B ed., pp. 789-796). (2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008; Vol. 2, No. PART B).

Design and dynamic simulation of a novel piano action mechanism. / Nelson, Carl A.

2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008. PART B. ed. 2009. p. 789-796 (2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008; Vol. 2, No. PART B).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nelson, CA 2009, Design and dynamic simulation of a novel piano action mechanism. in 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008. PART B edn, 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008, no. PART B, vol. 2, pp. 789-796, 2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008, New York City, NY, United States, 8/3/08.
Nelson CA. Design and dynamic simulation of a novel piano action mechanism. In 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008. PART B ed. 2009. p. 789-796. (2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008; PART B).
Nelson, Carl A. / Design and dynamic simulation of a novel piano action mechanism. 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008. PART B. ed. 2009. pp. 789-796 (2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008; PART B).
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