Optimizing the Band Gap of Effective Mass Negativity in Acoustic Metamaterials
A dual-resonator microstructure design is proposed for acoustic metamaterials to achieve broadband effective mass negativity. We demonstrate the advantage of acoustic wave attenuation over a wider frequency spectrum as compared to the narrow band gap of a single-resonator design. We explicitly confirm the effect of negative effective mass density by analysis of wave propagation using finite element simulations. Examples of practical application like vibration isolation and blast wave mitigation are presented and discussed.
Applied Physics Letters
Tan, Kwek Tze; Huang, H. H.; and Sun, C. T., "Optimizing the Band Gap of Effective Mass Negativity in Acoustic Metamaterials" (2012). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 226.