Modal approximation for time-domain elastic scattering from metamaterial quasiparticles

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-189
Journal / PublicationJournal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées
Online published2 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2022


This paper aims at quantitatively understanding the elastic wave scattering due to negative metamaterial structures under wide-band signals in the time domain. Specifically, we establish the modal expansion for the time-dependent field scattered by metamaterial quasiparticles in elastodynamics. By Fourier transform, we first analyze the modal expansion in the time-harmonic regime. With the presence of quasiparticles, we validate such an expansion in the static regime via quantitatively analyzing the spectral properties of the Neumann-Poincaré operator associated with the elastostatic system. We then approximate the incident field with a finite number of modes and apply perturbation theory to obtain such an expansion in the perturbative regime. In addition, we give polariton resonances as simple poles for the elastostatic system. Finally, we show that the low-frequency part of the scattered field in the time domain can be well approximated by using the resonant modal expansion with sharp error estimates.

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  • Modal analysis, Negative elastic metamaterials, Time domain, Viscoelastic scattering