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2017

C. Issanchou, S. Bilbao, J.-L. Le Carrou, C. Touze, and O. Doare. A modal-based approach for the nonlinear vibration of strings against a unilateral obstacle: simulations and experiments in the pointwise case. In press, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2017.

S. Bilbao, B. Hamilton, R. Harrison and A. Torin. Finite Difference Schemes in Musical Acoustics: A Tutorial. For inclusion in Handbook of Systematic Musicology, Editor: R. Bader, Springer, Heidelberg, 2017. 54 pp.

S. Bilbao and B. Hamilton. Wave-based Room Acoustics Simulation: Explicit/Implicit Finite Volume Modeling of Viscothermal Losses and Frequency-dependent Boundaries. In press, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 2017.

2016

B. Hamilton. Finite Difference and Finite Volume Methods for Wave-based Modelling of Room Acoustics. PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, 2016.

M. Ducceschi and S. Bilbao. Linear string vibrations in musical acoustics: assessment and comparison of models. In press, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2016.

S. Bilbao and R. Harrison. Passive time-domain numerical models of viscothermal wave propagation in acoustic tubes of variable cross section. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140:728–740, 2016. 13 pp.

C. Desvages and S. Bilbao. Two-polarisation physical model of bowed strings with nonlinear contact and friction forces, and application to gesture-based sound synthesis. Applied Sciences, 6(5): 2016. 32 pp.

F. Esqueda, V. Välimäki and S. Bilbao. Aliasing Reduction in Clipped Signals. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 60(4):5255–5267, 2016. 13 pp.

A. Aragonès, C. Touzé, S. Bilbao and M. Ducceschi. A complete vibroacoustic model for the nonlinear response of imperfect circular plates: application to sound synthesis. Proceedings of Internoise, Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 2016. 12 pp.

B. Hamilton C. Webb, S. Bilbao and N. Fletcher. Finite Difference Room Acoustics Simulation with General Impedance Boundaries and Viscothermal Losses in Air: Parallel Implementation on Multiple GPUs. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical and Room Acoustics, La Plata, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

F. Esqueda, V. Välimäki and S. Bilbao. Antialiased Soft Clipping using an Integrated Bandlimited Ramp Function. Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference, 2059–2063, 2016. 5 pp.

C. Issanchou, J.-L. LeCarrou, S. Bilbao, C. Touzé and O. Doaré. A Modal Approach for the Numerical Simulation of a String Vibrating Against and Obstacle: Application to Sound Synthesis. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept. 2016. 8 pp.

F. Esqueda, V. Välimäki and S. Bilbao. Rounding Corners with BLAMP. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept. 2016. 8 pp.

R. Harrison and S. Bilbao. Coupling of a One-dimensional Acoustic Tube to a Three-dimensional Acoustic Space Using Finite Difference Time-domain Methods. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical and Room Acoustics, La Plata, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

R. Harrison and S. Bilbao. Comments on Travelling Wave Solutions in Nonlinear Acoustic Tubes: Application to Musical Acoustics. Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

F. Esqueda, V. Välimäki and S. Bilbao. Eliminating aliasing caused by discontinuities using integrals of the sinc function. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical and Room Acoustics, La Plata, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

B. Hamilton and S. Bilbao. Compact explicit finite difference schemes using a 25-point stencil for the three-dimensional acoustical wave equation. Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

S. Bilbao and R. Harrison. Optimisation Techniques for Finite Order Viscothermal Loss Modeling in Acoustic Tubes. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical and Room Acoustics, La Plata, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

C. Desvages and S. Bilbao. Improved Frequency-dependent Damping for Time Domain Modeling of Linear String Vibration. Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

M. Ducceschi and S. Bilbao. Modelling Collisions of Nonlinear Strings Against Rigid Barriers: Conservative Finite Difference Schemes with Application to Sound Synthesis. Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

F. Esqueda, V. Välimäki and S. Bilbao. Antialiased Soft-clipping Using a Polynomial Approximation of the Integrated Bandlimited Ramp Function. Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

S. Bilbao and B. Hamilton. Passive Time-domain Numerical Designs for Room Acoustics Simulation. Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

T. Resch and S. Bilbao. Controlling complex virtual instruments—A setup with note for Max and prepared piano sound synthesis. New Instruments for Musical Expression, 2016. 5 pp.

C. Issanchou, S. Bilbao, O. Doaré, J.-L. Le Carrou, and C. Touzé. Méthode modale mixte pour le contact unilatéral corde/obstacle: application au chevalet courbé. Proceedings of the 13e Congrès Français d’Acoustique, Le Mans, France, April, 2016. 6 pp.

S. Bilbao and B. Hamilton. Finite Volume Modelling of Viscothermal Losses and Frequency-dependent Boundaries in Room Acoustics Applications, Proceedings of the Audio Engineering Society Conference, Leuven, Belgium, February, 2016. 8 pp.

C. Desvages and M. Newton. Bow control and playability of a two-polarisation time domain physical model of a bowed string. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical and Room Acoustics, La Plata, Argentina, Sept. 2016. 10 pp.

2015

S. Bilbao, A. Torin and V. ChatziioannouNumerical Modeling of Collisions in Musical Instruments.  Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 101(1):155–173, 2015.

S. Bilbao, O. Thomas, C. Touze and M. DucceschiConservative Numerical Methods for the Full von Karman Plate Equations.  Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 31(6):1948-1970, 2015.

S. Bilbao and A. TorinNumerical Modeling and Sound Synthesis for Articulated String/Fretboard Interactions.  Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63(5):336-347, 2015.

S. Bilbao, R. Harrison, J. Kergomard, B. Lombard and C. VergezPassive Models of Viscothermal Wave Propagation in Acoustic Tubes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138:555-558, 2015.

R. L. Harrison, S. Bilbao, J. Perry and T. Wishart. An Environment for Physical Modeling of Articulated Brass Instruments. Computer Music Journal, 39(4):80-95, Winter 2015

A. Torin. Percussion Instrument Modelling In 3D: Sound Synthesis Through Time Domain Numerical Simulation. PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, 2015.

J. Perry, A. Gray and S. BilbaoOptimising a Physical Modelling Synthesis Code Using Hybrid Techniques.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Computing, Edinburgh, September 1-4, 2015.

F. Esqueda, V. Valimaki and S. BilbaoAliasing Reduction in Soft Clipping Algorithms.  Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference, Nice, 2015.

C. Desvages and S. BilbaoTwo-polarisation finite difference model of bowed strings with nonlinear contact and friction forces.  Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Trondheim, Norway, 2015.

R. Harrison, S. Bilbao and J. PerryAn Algorithm for A Valved Brass Instrument Synthesis Environment using Finite-Difference Time-Domain Methods with Performance Optimisation.  Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Trondheim, Norway, 2015.

C. Webb and S. BilbaoPushing the Limits: A Real-time Large Scale Modular Synthesis Environment.  Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Trondheim, Norway, 2015.

B. Hamilton, C. Webb, A. Gray and S. BilbaoLarge Stencil Operations for GPU-based 3-D Acoustics Simulations.  Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Trondheim, Norway, 2015.

2014

M. Ducceschi, C. Touze, and S. BilbaoNonlinear vibrations of rectangular plates: investigation of modal interaction and coupling rules. , Acta Mechanica 225:213-232, 2014.

M. Ducceschi, C. Touze, O. Cadot and S. BilbaoDynamics of the wave turbulence spectrum in vibrating plates: a numerical investigation using a conservative finite difference scheme. , Accepted for publication, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 2014.

S. BilbaoNumerical Modeling of String Barrier Collisions.  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, LeMans, France, 2014.

S. Bilbao and A. TorinNumerical Simulation of String/Barrier Collisions: The Fretboard.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Erlangen, Germany, 2014.

A. Torin, B. Hamilton and S. BilbaoAn Energy Conserving Finite Difference Scheme for the Simulation of Collisions in Snare Drums.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Erlangen, Germany, 2014.

B. Hamilton, S. Bilbao and C. J. WebbRevisiting Implicit Finite Difference Schemes for Three-Dimensional Room Acoustics Simulations on GPU.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Erlangen, Germany, 2014.

B. Hamilton and A. TorinFinite Difference Schemes on Hexagonal Grids for Thin Linear Plates with Finite Volume Boundaries.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Erlangen, Germany, 2014.

B. HamiltonFinite Volume Perspectives on Finite Difference Schemes and Boundary Formulations for Wave Simulation.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Erlangen, Germany, 2014.

C. Desvages and S. BilbaoPhysical Modeling of Nonlinear Player-String Interactions in Bowed
String Sound Synthesis Using Finite Diff erence Methods. 
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, LeMans, France, 2014.

R. Harrison and J. ChickA Single Valve Brass Instrument Model using Finite-Diff erence Time-Domain Methods.  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, LeMans, France, 2014.

A. Torin and M. NewtonNonlinear E ffects in Drum Membranes.  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, LeMans, France, 2014.

A. Torin and M. NewtonCollisions in Drum Membranes: a preliminary study on a simplified system.  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, LeMans, France, 2014.

M. Ducceschi, C. Touze, O. Cadot and S. BilbaoNon-stationary wave turbulence in elastic plates: a numerical investigation.  Proceedings of the European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, 2014.

C. J. Webb Parallel computation techniques for virtual acoustics and physical modelling synthesis. PhD thesis, Acoustics and Audio Group, University of Edinburgh, 2014.

S. Bilbao, A. Torin, P. Graham, J. Perry and G. Delap Modular Physical Modeling Synthesis Environments on GPU.  Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Athens, 2014.

B. Hamilton, S. Bilbao and C. J. Webb Improved Finite Difference Schemes for a 3-D Viscothermal Wave Equation on a GPUs.  Proceedings of Forum Acusticum, 2014.

S. BilbaoThe Changing Picture of Nonlinearity in Musical Instruments.  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, LeMans, France, 2014.

2013

S. Bilbao and B. Hamilton. Construction and Optimization Techniques for High Order Schemes for the 2D Wave Equation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada, June 2-7, 2013.

B. Hamilton and S. Bilbao. Hexagonal vs. Rectilinear Grids for Explicit Finite Difference
Schemes for the Two-dimensional Wave Equation
. Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada, June 2-7, 2013.

C. J. Webb and A. Gray. Large-scale virtual acoustics simulation at audio rates using 3D-FDTD and multiple GPUs. Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada, June 2-7, 2013.

J. Sheaffer, C. J. Webb and B. FazendaModelling Binaural Receivers in Finite Difference Simulation of Room Acoustics.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada, June 2-7, 2013.

S. BilbaoModeling of Complex Geometries and Boundary Conditions in Finite Difference/Finite Volume Time Domain Room Acoustics
Simulation. 
IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing, July, 2013.

J. Kemp, S. Bilbao, J. McMaster, and R. SmithWave separation in the trumpet under playing conditions and comparison with time domain finite difference simulation.  Accepted for publication, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2013.

S. Bilbao, B. Hamilton, A. Torin, C. J. Webb, P. Graham, A. Gray, K. Kavoussanakis and J. PerryLarge Scale Physical Modeling Synthesis.  Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference/Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, July/Aug. 2013.

B. Hamilton and S. Bilbao On Finite Difference Schemes for the 3-D Wave Equation Using Non-Cartesian Grids. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, July/Aug. 2013.

A. Torin and S. BilbaoNumerical Experiments with Non-linear Double Membrane Drums.  Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference/Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, July/Aug. 2013.

M. Ducceschi, C. Touze and S. BilbaoSound Synthesis of Gongs Obtained from Nonlinear Thin Plate Vibrations: Camparison Between a Modal Approach and a Finite Difference Scheme.  Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference/Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, July/Aug. 2013.

M. Ducceschi, C. Touze, O. Cadot and S. Bilbao. Numerical Simulations of Wave Turbulence in Vibrating Plates.  Science Nonlineaire, Lille, France, March, 2013.

S. Bilbao. Numerical Simulation of Spring Reverberation.  Proceedings of the 16th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, September, 2013.

C. J. Webb. Computing virtual acoustics using the 3D finite difference time domain method and Kepler architecture GPUs.  Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference/Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, July/Aug. 2013.

A. Torin and S. Bilbao. A 3D Multi-Plate Environment for Sound Synthesis.  Proceedings of the 16th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, Sept. 2013.

L. Gabrielli, V. Välimäki, H. Penttinen, S. Squartini and S. BilbaoA digital waveguide-based approach for Clavinet modeling and synthesis.  EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2013.

B. Hamilton and S. Bilbao. Fourth order and Optimised Finite Difference Schemes for the 2D Wave Equation.  Proceedings of the 16th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, September, 2013.

B. Hamilton and C. J. Webb. Room Acoustics Modeling Using GPU-Accelerated Finite Difference and Finite Volume Methods on a Face-Centred Cubic Grid.  Proceedings of the 16th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, September, 2013.

B. Hamilton. Sampling on a Diamond Grid and the Tetrahedral Digital Waveguide Mesh.  IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 20(10):925-928, 2013.

S. Bilbao and J. Chick. Finite Difference Time Domain Simulation for the Brass Instrument Bore.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(5):3860-3871, 2013.

S. Bilbao and C. J. Webb. Physical Modeling of Timpani Drums in 3D on GPGPUs.  In press, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 61(10):737-748, 2013.

2012

S. Bilbao and C. J. Webb. Timpani Drum Synthesis in 3D on GPGPUs. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, York, UK, Sept. 17-21, 2012.

C. Webb and S. Bilbao. Binaural Simulations Using Audio Rate FDTD Schemes and CUDA. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, York, UK, Sept. 17-21, 2012.