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Research Interest:

Strad 3D VIOCADEAS Project - Comprehensive mode characterization of violin's in- and out-of-plane vibrational properties correlated with acoustical and qualitative evaluations (including Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu violins, to develop relations to construction, material density, elastic moduli and damping.

Dr. George Bissinger

Bessinger
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America
  • PhD., University of Notre Dame, 1969
  • Office Location:Austin 118
  • Telephone:(252) 328-1860
  • Email: bissingerg@ecu.edu

Publications:

"Structural acoustics model of the violin radiativity profile", G. Bissinger, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 124, 4013-4023 (2008).

"Structural acoustics of good and bad violins", G. Bissinger, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 124, 1764-1773 (2008).

"Surprising regularity between plate modes 2 and 5 and the B1 corpus modes,": Part I", G. Bissinger,  Violin Soc. Am.: VSA Papers 21, 83-101 (2007).

"Violin f-hole contribution to far-field radiation via patch near-field acoustical holography", G. Bissinger, E.G. Williams, N. Valdivia, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 121, 3899-3906 (2007).

"The Violin Bridge as Filter", G. Bissinger, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120, 482-491 (2006)

"A Unified Materials-Normal Mode Approach To Violin Acoustics", G. Bissinger, Acustica, 91, 214-228 (2005)

"Contemporary generalized normal mode violin acoustics", G. Bissinger, Acustica, 90, 590-599 (2004)

"The role of radiation damping in violin sound", G. Bissinger, Acoust. Res. Lett. Online, 5, 82-87 (2004).http://ojps.aip.org/ARLO

"I.  Relating normal mode properties of violins to overall quality – signature modes", G. Bissinger, CAS Journal, 4 (series II), 37-45 (2003)

"II.  Relating normal mode properties of violins to overall quality – general trends",  G. Bissinger, CAS Journal 4 (series II), 46-52 (2003)

"Generalized Normal Mode Violin Acoustics", G. Bissinger, Proc Stockholm Mus. Acoust. Conf. 2003, 35-38 (2003)

"Modal analysis of a violin octet", G. Bissinger, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 113, 2105-2113 (2003)

"Wall compliance and violin cavity modes", G. Bissinger, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 113, 1718-1723 (2003).

"Radiation damping, efficiency and directivity for violin normal modes below 4 kHz", G. Bissinger and J. Keiffer, Acoust. Res. Lett. Online, 4, no.1, 7-12 (2003)

"Modern vibration measurement techniques for bowed string instruments", G. Bissinger, Exp. Techniq. 25(no.4), 43-46 (2001).