Help – How to go about identifying metal properties to use in simulation
Hey, so I was hoping to simulate the modal and harmonic response of a xylophone bar. I'm planning on verifying my results by loosely comparing the frequency response of an actual xylophone bar against the results from the simulation. However, I ran into an issue where the toy xylophone (guess it's more of a glockenspiel) I bought doesn't specify the material that was used to manufacture the bar.
I was wondering if there was any way to manually identify what kind of metal was used. I assume the ideal way would be to contact the manufacturer themselves, but was maybe hoping for a quicker solution. Are there any common metals generally used in children's toys?
Of course, here's the link to the product I purchased, if it's any help at all. It's not a very dense metal in person, so I was thinking aluminium, but I'm not experienced enough with material science/manufacturing to be confident. Thanks for any help.
Submitted July 16, 2017 at 02:33PM by antsis
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