Elastic Waves Propagation in Thin Plate Metamaterials and Evidence of Low Frequency Pseudo and Local Resonance Bandgaps

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2789-2796
Journal / PublicationPhysics Letters A
Issue number23
Online published3 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2019


A comprehensive numerical simulation study on elastic wave propagation for a novel engineered thin plate metamaterial structural system is presented. To enhance the accuracy of model, a mesh convergence study is validated. The wave dispersion spectra with bandgaps for three types of structures are presented. Based on local resonance phenomena, the low frequency pseudo and local resonance bandgaps are reported. Highlights are also included for the Bragg scattering induced directional bandgaps. The effects of material and geometric parameters on bandgaps are discussed. The finite element based frequency response study further validates the reported bandgaps. The conclusions provide a new perspective for designs and applications of thin plate metamaterials for subwavelength wave manipulation including seismic shielding of civil infrastructures.

Research Area(s)

  • Bragg scattering, Dispersion relation, Elastic waves, Local resonance, Low frequency bandgap, Pseudo bandgap, Seismic shielding