The physics of voice is very intricate, as it involves turbulent flows interacting with elastic solids that vibrate, deform and collide, generating acoustic waves which propagate through complex, time varying, contorted ducts. It is very easy to pronounce a simple sound like /a/, but when doing so we are not aware of the tremendous amount of physical phenomena that occur in our voice organ. On the one hand, in this special session we welcome papers on numerical approaches to voice production. These include finite element and finite difference methods, as well as multimodal and waveguide approaches, among others. On the other hand, papers on experimental mechanical replicas that can elucidate aspects related to voice generation will be also appreciated. The scope of the session is wide and covers from the flow-driven oscillation of the vocal folds to the generation of static sounds like vowels, nasals and fricatives, the production of dynamic sounds like plosives, diphthongs or syllables or considering expressivity effects that may be simulated relying on physical grounds.
- Sten Ternström (KTH)
- Oriol Guasch (Universitat Ramon Llull)
Sten Ternström ()