Musical sand characterization

Authors

  • M.F. Leach Laurentian Univ, Sudbury, Canada
  • C. Kilkenny Laurentian Univ, Sudbury, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic emission testing, Acoustics, Fluorescence, Sand, X rays, Singing sands

Abstract

It is concluded from the experiments that a combination of several agents is responsible for the musical sand phenomenon. In individual cases the presence of too much water, of finely divided material, or of grain angularity has a deleterious effect; but dry, clean and rounded grains by no means always sing and some sands with presumed high moisture content do sing. It is likely that musicality is mediated by a very specific grain-grain surface interaction to which individual grains systems can be tuned in a variety of ways.

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Published

1997-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Leach M, Kilkenny C. Musical sand characterization. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1997 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 17];25(3):36-. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1101

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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