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State-space representation for digital waveguide networks of lossy flared acoustic pipes

Mignot, Rémi and Hélie, Thomas and Matignon, Denis State-space representation for digital waveguide networks of lossy flared acoustic pipes. (2009) In: 12th International conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx’09, 01-04 Sep 2009, Como, Italy .

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This paper deals with digital waveguide modeling of wind instruments. It presents the application of state-space representations to the acoustic model of Webster-Lokshin. This acoustic model describes the propagation of longitudinal waves in axisymmetric acoustic pipes with a varying cross-section, visco-thermal losses at the walls, and without assuming planar or spherical waves. Moreover, three types of discontinuities of the shape can be taken into account (radius, slope and curvature), which can lead to a good fit of the original shape of pipe. The purpose of this work is to build low-cost digital simulations in the time domain, based on the Webster-Lokshin model. First, decomposing a resonator into independent elementary parts and isolating delay operators lead to a network of input/output systems and delays, of Kelly-Lochbaum network type. Second, for a systematic assembling of elements, their state-space representations are derived in discrete time. Then, standard tools of automatic control are used to reduce the complexity of digital simulations in time domain. In order to validate the method, simulations are presented and compared with measurements.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique - IRCAM (FRANCE)
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