Musical Instrument Test Series

- This series originally appeared in Experimental Techniques. It covers methods for testing stringed instruments and focuses on guitars and violins. These papers are also available for download in the members' section of the Society for Experimental Mechanics web site: SEM Site.

Series on Using Musical Instruments to Teach Mechanics

- This series also appears in Experimental Techniques and is available for download in the members' section of the Society for Experimental Mechanics web site: SEM Site.

Conference Papers

Cross Time Frequency Spectra Applied to Automotive Brake Noise - Proceedings, IMAC 20, Los Angeles, Feb. 2002.

Reducing Noise from Gasoline Engine Injectors - Proceedings, IMAC 21, Orlando, Feb. 2003.

On Structural Modification of Musical Instruments - Proceedings, IMAC 22, Dearborn, Jan 2004.

My Favorite Experiments

- This is an ongoing series in Experimental Techniques. I am one of the several authors contributing. The papers are available for download in the members' section of the Society for Experimental Mechanics web site: SEM Site.

A pop bottle as a Helmholz Resonator - May/June 2005

Seminar Notes

- These are the handouts from a seminar on using music to teach at the K-12 level.

Pitch and Frequency - Explains the relationship between the musicians concept of pitch and the engineers concept of frequencies. Shows how scales and chords are formed.

Acoutic Resonance - A basic introduction to acoustic resonance that also outlines the experimental procedure for the pop bottle resonator.