The May cover of JASA is now available! Check it out:

The cover image overlays a mode of a soundboard calculated using finite element modelling onto an image of a piano. The figure comes from “Influence of soundboard modelling approaches on piano string vibration,” by Pablo Miranda Valiente, Giacomo Squicciarini, and David J. Thompson. JASA Coordinating Editor for Musical Acoustics Andrew Morrison says,“This article compares four different approaches to modeling a piano soundboard which is coupled to vibrating strings. The authors explore how complex a soundboard model needs to be to effectively characterize the main features of the string-soundboard interaction.”

Some other research was also highlighted on the May JASA cover:

All the articles from the cover are free to read for a month after the cover is released, so be sure to check them out! You can find the whole issue at

May JASA Cover


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