Proceedings Vol. 12 (2006)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2006
May 15 – 18, 2006, Svratka, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2006 Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)
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pages 312 - +6p., full text
The paper deals with use of the transfer matrix method to determine acoustic characteristics of the human vocal tract connected with the nasal tract. The system models the influence of velopharyngeal insufficiency on production of Czech vowel /a/. The advantage of this method is significant shortening of the computing time compared to computations with 3D FE method. The model of the acoustical spaces is created by cylindrical elements. The calculation is carried out for periodic "L-F" signal applied at the position of glottis. Time dependent acoustic pressure and air flow volume velocity at the position of the lips and nose are computed. The resulting frequency response functions of the tract are compared with computations realized by 3D FE model.
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