Investigation of 2D Rainbow Metamaterials for Broadband Vibration Attenuation

Meng, Han, Chronopoulos, Dimitrios, Bailey, Nick and Wang, Lei (2020) Investigation of 2D Rainbow Metamaterials for Broadband Vibration Attenuation. Materials, 13 (22). p. 5225. ISSN 1996-1944

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Phononic crystals (PnCs) and metamaterials are widely investigated for vibration suppression owing to the bandgaps, within which, wave propagation is prohibited or the attenuation level is above requirements. The application of PnCs and metamaterials is, however, limited by the widths of bandgaps. The recently developed rainbow structures consisting of spatially varied profiles have been shown to generate wider bandgaps than periodic structures. Inspired by this design strategy, rainbow metamaterials composed of nonperiodic mass blocks in two-dimensional (2D) space were proposed in the present study. The blocks were connected by curved beams and tessellated with internal voids to adjust their masses. In order to demonstrate the effects of the rainbow design, two 2D metamaterials, with periodic and nonperiodic units, respectively, were investigated and manufactured using additive manufacturing technologies. Receptance functions, i.e., displacement frequency response functions, of the manufactured metamaterials were calculated with finite element models and measured with a testing system containing a mechanical shaker, an impedance head, and a laser Doppler vibrometer. The obtained numerical and experimental results showed that the metamaterial with rainbow blocks has extended bandgaps compared with the periodic metamaterial.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This research was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 785859.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2D metamaterials, bandgaps, rainbow, experimental, additive manufacturing
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 15:06
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 11:25

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