Fractal geometry surface modeling and measurement for musical cymbal surface texture design and rapid manufacturing

Jack Zhou, Ananth Vas, Denis Blackmore

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Abstract

This paper aims at an equation based simulation, CAD modeling and manufacturing of a fractal surface embedded on a musical cymbal. This study is a proof-of-concept of a new method of complex-surface characterization, design and manufacturing using an equation-based approach. A cymbal shape was chosen to carry the fractal profile because generally most musical cymbals have an inherent broken surface pattern that is created to enhance the resulting musical quality. A fractal surface cymbal model was developed; a point cloud representation of the cymbal was generated from Matlab; a surface model was built and processed in image data processing software Imageware; a solid model was completed in CAD software PRO/E; a rapid prototype of the fractal surface cymbal was fabricated; and MasterCam software was used to generate CNC codes and simulate the CNC machining process. The effect of the variation of the parameters of the equation based surface is also shown by varying the topothesy and fractal parameter of the surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMeasurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments IX
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages145-149
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0878492739, 9780878492732
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event9th International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments, ISMTII-2009 - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 29 2009Jul 2 2009

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume437
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795

Other

Other9th International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments, ISMTII-2009
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint-Petersburg
Period6/29/097/2/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • Cymbal surface
  • Fractal geometry
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Surface modeling

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