Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

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Conference Proceeding

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In this paper, we propose an acoustic metamaterial with a microstructure consisting of two internal resonators. The performance of this dual-resonator metamaterial is compared to the original singleresonator metamaterial. Analytical findings show that the dual-resonator metamaterial exhibits its negative effective mass density over a larger frequency spectrum, particularly at two distinctively asymptotic regions. The wave propagation phenomenon in the metamaterial is investigated using finite element simulation. Computational results reveal that the dual-resonator metamaterial is capable of attenuating wave propagation in a larger operating frequency. Practical applications like vibration control and blast mitigation are demonstrated and discussed.

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Metamaterials '2012: The Sixth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics



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