Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 16 (2010)


May 10 – 13, 2010, Svratka, Czech Republic
Editors: Igor Zolotarev

Copyright © 2010 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 978-80-87012-26-0 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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1D modeling of the influence of velopharyngeal insufficiency on phonation of vowels
Radolf V., Vampola T.
pages 117 - +10p., full text

Velopharyngeal insufficiency is modeled in frequency domain by the transfer matrix method in connection with conical acoustical elements. The vocal tract is considered as a branched system with two nasal ducts. The influence of viscous losses and radiation impedance both at the level of the lips and at the level of the nostrils are considered. Configuration of the vocal tract corresponds to the vowel /a:/. The modal analysis is performed and the results are compared with those gained from 3D FEM models.

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