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Determination of the Bulk Modulus of Some Animal Skins Using Acoustic Method
AASCIT Journal of Physics
Vol.4 , No. 3, Publication Date: May 31, 2018, Page: 69-74
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Authors
 
[1]    

Ocheje Actor John, Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Federal University, Wukarri, Nigeria.

[2]    

Wansah Fonyuy John, Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Federal University, Wukarri, Nigeria.

[3]    

Iseh Amaitem John, Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Federal University, Wukarri, Nigeria.

[4]    

Akeredelu Bunmi Jacob, Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Federal University, Wukarri, Nigeria.

[5]    

Iyen Cookey, Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Federal University, Wukarri, Nigeria.

[6]    

Onudibia Moses Ejike, Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Federal University, Wukarri, Nigeria.

 
Abstract
 

This paper seeks to measure the bulk modulus of some selected animal skins using acoustical method, by determining some physical properties of the skins, to see how they could be used for drum head. From the findings, it was found that the bulk modulus of skins using acoustic method depends on the velocity of sound that the skin can transmit and the density of the skins. Skins with very high ability of transmitting sound through them has high density, hence has high bulk modulus, showing the stiffness of the skin and those with low bulk modulus are flexible and have lesser density. The flexible skins can be used for drumhead so that its tones can be changed when pressure is applied.


Keywords
 

Bulk Modulus, Animal Skin, Acoustic Method, Physical Properties, Drumhead, Velocity, Density


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