Acoustic rainbow trapping through perforated structures

Tuo Liu, Jie Zhu

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Acoustic rainbow trapping (ART) metamaterials are a type of artificial materials that allows intensive energy trapping and spatial-spectral modulation of broadband sound waves, by providing strong acoustic wave dispersions lacking in natural materials. However, previous studies on ART metamaterials are all based on 2D unit cells and thus require the structure size in the third dimension to be much larger than the wavelength, which limits their further applications. Here we would like to present an ART model that is constructed using 3D hole structures. Full wave numerical simulation result shows that incident plane waves of different frequencies are effectively converted into a highly-dispersive structure-induced surface waves (SSAWs) mode and trapped at different positions, inducing greatly enhanced sound fields, which is in good agreement with our theoretical prediction. Such ART metamaterials with 3D unit cells can be easily developed into practical use and may also be extended multi-dimensional case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSV 2016 - 23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Ancient to Modern Acoustics
PublisherInternational Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations
ISBN (Electronic)9789609922623
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2016 - Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016


Conference23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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