WIT Press


Analysis Of Infinite/finite Unidirectional Elastic Phononic Structures By BEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BEM130151

Volume

54

Pages

9

Page Range

155 - 163

Published

2013

Size

608 kb

Author(s)

H. F. Gao, T. Matsumoto, T. Takahashi & H. Isakari

Abstract

The transmission of elastic waves in infinite/finite unidirectional phononic crystals is investigated by using the boundary element method (BEM). For the infinite periodic structure, we use BEM to formulate a Bloch’s eigenvalue problem which has a nonlinear property caused by the Hankel functions in the fundamental solution. This nonlinear eigenvalue problem is solved by employing a contour integral method and band gaps are found in the dispersion curves. For the finite structure, a certain number of layers for cells are given to connect the input and output domains. The numerical simulation shows that the finite structure also presents a frequency banded nature which coincides with the band gaps of the infinite structure. Keywords: elastic wave, periodic structure, block SS method, boundary element method.

Keywords

elastic wave, periodic structure, block SS method, boundary element method