Digital modeling of 1930 Santos Hernandez classical guitar geometry
Author(s)DeShields, Andrew(Andrew D.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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With advancement in computational power, it is possible today to create digital instruments with highly accurate geometry as well as material properties. Here, a Santos Hernandez classical guitar built in 1930, is digitally constructed in SolidWorks from plans of the actual instrument. The complete instrument consists of more than twenty parts, which were then meshed with appropriate finite elements in HyperMesh. This assembled finite element model can be analysed in any finite element solver such as Abaqus to understand the structural and acoustic wonders of such great instruments of the past, which would be very difficult to do otherwise.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 20).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology