The main purpose of this study was to develop the general mass and
stiffness matrices for standard beam equation and eventually obtain
the finite element equations for mbira reed. So far few studies
have been done on mathematical modelling of a beam using finite
elements, with applications to an mbira reed. However none of these
studies had considered the aspect of a tapering mbira reed. Thus,
the study also intends to examine the relationships that exist
between the natural frequencies and the varying dimensions and
properties of the mbira reed. The finite element method was used as
a numerical method to solve the mathematical model of the mbira
reed. A MATLAB code was prepared for the same. The usefulness of
this study is that -mbira manufacturers may use the results to
select the type and dimensions of metal suitable for mbira reeds.
-the outcomes add more knowledge to the existing literature on
mbira. -modellers may develop interest to conduct more studies on
mbira. - it is useful to engineers who mostly use finite element
method in designing and development of different products.
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