ISCA Archive MAVEBA 2005
ISCA Archive MAVEBA 2005

Two-mass models of the bird syrinx

Riccardo Zaccarelli, Coen Elemans, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Hanspeter Herzel

Self-sustained vibrations within the syrinx of birds are simulated using symmetric two-mass models. The first system that will be presented here is a rescalcd version of the well-known model of human vocal fold vibrations. Moreover, a novel model of the syrinx of a ring dove is introduced. We show that the intensity of harmonics depends strongly on the geometry of the vibrating tissue and the driving pressure. This leads to a discussion how birds can control the strength of overtones.


Cite as: Zaccarelli, R., Elemans, C., Fitch, W.T., Herzel, H. (2005) Two-mass models of the bird syrinx. Proc. Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2005), 47-50

@inproceedings{zaccarelli05_maveba,
  author={Riccardo Zaccarelli and Coen Elemans and W. Tecumseh Fitch and Hanspeter Herzel},
  title={{Two-mass models of the bird syrinx}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2005)},
  pages={47--50}
}