Lightweight architected lattice phononic crystals with broadband and multiband vibration mitigation characteristics

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Original languageEnglish
Article number100994
Number of pages8
Journal / PublicationExtreme Mechanics Letters
Online published19 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


A novel architected lattice metamaterial with broadband and multiband bandgap characteristics is studied here. A slight structural modification in a regular lattice structure has succeeded to significantly magnify the vibration attenuation capability of these lightweight periodic lattices. The vibration control properties of these lattices are investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The sinusoidal-shaped ligament is found useful in generating a broadband Bragg bandgap with robust wave attenuation characteristics. The embedment of circular masses at the center of these lattices help induce multiband low frequency bandgaps. The properties of sinusoidal-shaped ligament such as the number of sine wave undulations/ligament wavelength and the effect of central mass radius on bandgaps are investigated. Introducing material damping flattens the transmission peaks and it results in a broadband bandgap distributed throughout the frequency spectrum. The experimental results are in good agreement with numerical solutions. The proposed lightweight lattice metamaterial can be effectively applied at any length scale for controlling acoustic/elastic waves propagation.

Research Area(s)

  • 3D printing, Architected phononi ccrystals, Bandgap, Elastic waves, Lattice metamaterials, Noise and vibration