The attenuation performance of locally resonant acoustic metamaterials based on generalised viscoelastic modelling

M.A. Lewinska, V. Kouznetsova, J.A.W. van Dommelen, A.O. Krushynska, M.G.D. Geers

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Abstract

Acoustic metamaterials are known as a promising class of materials interacting with acoustic and/or elas- tic waves. Band gap formation is one of the most spectacular phenomena that they exhibit. Different ways to broaden the attenuated frequency ranges are still being actively explored. It turns out that material damping through intrinsic viscoelastic material behaviour, if accurately tailored, may contribute to the enhancement of the performance of a properly designed acoustic metamaterial. In this study, a locally resonant acoustic metamaterial with periodic multicoated inclusions with viscoelastic layers is investi- gated. Multiple attenuation regimes obtained with the considered geometry are joined for a certain level of viscosity of the coating layer. The analysis is performed using a generalised Maxwell model, which al- lows for an accurate description of nonlinear frequency dependent elastic properties, and thus is widely used to model the behaviour of many polymeric materials in a realistic way. The study reveals that vari- ation of the material parameters of the rubber coating with respect to frequency influences not only the position of the band gaps but also the effectiveness of the wave attenuation in the frequency ranges around the band gaps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Volume126-127
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Acoustic metamaterials
  • Band gap
  • Generalised Maxwell model
  • Local resonance
  • Viscoelasticity

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