Optical evaluation of the wave filtering properties of graded undulated lattices

28 Oct 2017  ·  Trainiti Giuseppe, Ruzzene Massimo ·

We investigate and experimentally demonstrate the elastic wave filtering properties of graded undulated lattices. Square reticulates composed of curved beams are characterized by graded mechanical properties which result from the spatial modulation of the curvature parameter... Among such properties, the progressive formation of frequency bandgaps leads to strong wave attenuation over a broad frequency range. The experimental investigation of wave transmission, and the detection of full wavefields effectively illustrate this behavior. Transmission measurements are conducted using a scanning Laser vibrometer, while a dedicated digital image correlation procedure is implemented to capture in-plane wave motion at selected frequencies. The presented results illustrate the broadband attenuation characteristics resulting from spatial grading of the lattice curvature, whose in-depth investigation is enabled by the presented experimental procedures. read more

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Applied Physics