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Jonathan A Kemp

Beethoven Lodge

Music Department

65 North Street

St Andrews

KY16 9AJ

United Kingdom


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Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2145

Research overview

I am interested in the physics of self-sustained oscillating systems (from musical instruments to animal sounds), acoustic measurement techniques and the characterisation of non-linear systems. My initial research was in studying linear wave propagation in tubular objects including transverse modes of vibration and in acoustic pulse reflectometry (echo-based measurement of the resonances and internal profile of tubular objects) with application to brass musical instruments. I currently research the effect of non-linearities on impulse response measurement techniques and wave separation in pipes using multiple microphones with application to physical modelling synthesis.

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