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Research Associate

Andre Almeida

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Teaching: 

September 2009 - August 2013

Teaching in acoustics degree (Univ. de Maine): Electricity, Signal processing, Sound perception and Music Acoustics

July 2008 - November 2008

Teaching assistant, University of New South Wales, Physics Department, Phys 2630 (electronics Laboratories, 2nd year)

March 2008 - June 2008

Teaching assistant, University of New South Wales, Physics Department, Phys 2030 (physics Laboratories, 2nd year)

February 2000 - August 2000

Teaching assistant, Instituto Superior Técnico, Physics Department, Experimental Physics I / Experiments in Modern Physics (3rd-year level laboratory course of the Licenciatura em Engenharia Física)

February 1998 - August 1998

Teaching assistant, Instituto Superior Técnico, Physics Department, Physics II (1st-year level seminar of the Licenciatura em Engenharia Mecânica)

Role(s): 

Research assistant

Education: 

January 2001 - June 2006

PhD, Université Paris 6, IRCAM
Écoulements dans les Anches Doubles pour application à la Synthèse par Modèle Physique
(Physical models of double reeds applied to sound synthesis)
Thesis director: Prof. Xavier Rodet

September 1994 - June 1999

Licenciatura em Engenharia Física
(Physics Engineering, 5-year undergraduate studies) 16/20
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon

Research Interests: 

Music Acoustics: reed instruments,

Music perception: sound transients

Dynamical systems: Transient apsects

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

December 2009 - December 2012

Research Program SDNS-AIMV (Dynamic non-linear systems - application to wind instruments) ANR, Retour des Postdoctorants

January 2001 - December 2004

Doctoral Fellowship, FCT/MCES

April 2004

October 1999 - September 2000

BIC (Introduction to research) Fellowship FCT/MCES
(Non-linear Dynamics Group)
Predicting radiation doses in the internal van Allen belt
with Prof. Rui Alves Pires

Selected Publications: 

Baptiste Bergeot, André Almeida, Christophe Vergez, Bruno Gazengel
"Response of an artificially blown clarinet to different blowing pressure profiles" J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 135 (1) (Aug 2014) 479-490
JASA On-line. Free version (arXiv)

André Almeida, David George, Joe Wolfe, John Smith
"The clarinet: How blowing pressure, lip force, lip position and reed 'hardness' affect pitch, sound level and spectrum" J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134 (3) (Aug 2013) 2247-2255
JASA On-line. Free version: PDF

Baptiste Bergeot, André Almeida, Christophe Vergez, Bruno Gazengel
"Prediction of the dynamic oscillation threshold in a clarinet model with a linearly increasing blowing pressure: Influence of noise" Nonlinear Dynamics 74 (3) (2013) 591-605 Elsevier On-line. Free version (arXiv)

Baptiste Bergeot, André Almeida, Christophe Vergez, Bruno Gazengel
"Prediction of the dynamic oscillation threshold in a clarinet model with a linearly increasing blowing pressure." Nonlinear Dynamics 73 (1-2) (Jul 2013) 521-534 Elsevier On-line. Free version (arXiv)

François Blanc, Benoit Fabre, Nicolas Montgermont, Patricio De La Cuadra, André Almeida
"Scaling of flute-like instruments: An analysis from the point of view of the hydrodynamic instability of the jet." Acta Acustica united with Acustica 96 (4) (Sep 2010) 642-653 Ingenta Connect. Free version (arXiv)

André Almeida, Renee Chow, John Smith, Joe Wolfe
"The kinetics and acoustics of fingering and note transitions on the flute" J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 126 (3) (Sep 2009) 1521-1529 JASA On-line. Free version (arXiv)

André Almeida, Christophe Vergez, Xavier Rodet, René Caussé
"Experimental investigation of reed instrument functionning through image analysis of reed opening" Acustica 93 (2007) 645-658

André Almeida, Christophe Vergez, René Caussé
"Quasi-static non-linear characteristics of double-reed instruments" J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 121 (1) (2007) 536-546 arXiv

Christophe Vergez, André Almeida, René Caussé et Xavier Rodet
"Toward a simple physical model of double-reed musical instruments: influence of aero-dynamical losses in the embouchure on the coupling." Acustica 89 (2003) 964-973
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