My Bachelor’s thesis investigated the acoustics of the saxophone and the role of its geommetry on the produced sound.
We first studied standard saxophones using a conical model with a small mouthpiece at its apex. We then explored its acoustical similarities with an open cylinder model equipped with a small mouthpiece on its surface, using dynamic systems-based simulations. We finally compared our computational simulations with material experiments on a 3D-printed prototype, that we named “transverse saxophone”, by analogy with the transverse flute.
BSc Report (2013)