I wanted to look into the relationship between the size of paper
facets and the sound produced when they buckled. One method that seemed
promising was to fold a sheet with a triangular grid and then weak
crumple it on the cylinders. Folding a grid seemed to suppress the
largest buckling events, but folding a smaller grid did not seem to
supress large events more than a large grid; all three curves above
veer away from a straight line, but the 2 inch, 1 inch and 0.5 inch
curves don't do it in any particular order.
Combining this result with the fact that the crumpling noise seemed
to change very little over time or with the size of a sheet, one tends to
think that the sound produced by a facet when it buckles is at best weakly
connected to it's size.
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