Discoveries in Phononic Crystals and Acoustic Metamaterials
CitationWang, Pai. 2016. Discoveries in Phononic Crystals and Acoustic Metamaterials. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
AbstractPhononic crystals and acoustic metamaterials are heterogeneous materials that enable manipulation of elastic waves. An important characteristic of these heterogeneous systems is their ability to tailor the propagation of elastic waves due to the existence of band gaps -- frequency ranges of strong wave attenuation. In this Thesis, I report discoveries of three new types of band gaps: i) Band gaps induced by geometric frustration in periodic acoustic channel networks; ii) Band gap induced by high connectivity in periodic beam lattices; and iii) Topological band gaps in gyroscopic phononic crystals that protects one-way edge waves. The investigations presented here shed new light on the rich dynamic properties of phononic crystals and acoustic metamaterials, opening avenues for new strategies to control mechanical waves in elastic systems.
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