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Acoustic metamaterial containing an array of Helmholtz resonators coupled with mass-loaded membranes
Author(s): Guobiao Hu; Lihua Tang; Yaowen Yang
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Paper Abstract

Acoustic metamaterial consisting of an array Helmholtz resonators has been revealed to have the band gap phenomenon which implies a great potential for noise reduction. However, the application of the conventional acoustic metamaterial is often limited by the narrow band gap. In this paper, an acoustic metamaterial containing a series of membrane-coupled Helmholtz resonators is proposed to produce mult iple band gaps in the low-frequency regime for achieving broadband noise reduction. First, a theoretical model is developed to describe the dynamic of the membrane-coupled Helmholtz resonator system. The membrane is assumed to be loaded with a small mass at the centre for tuning its natural frequencies, thus the resonances of the coupled system and the band gaps of the proposed acoustic metamaterial. Subsequently, based on the theory of acoustic wave propagation together with the derived theoretical model for the membrane-coupled Helmholtz resonator system, a theoretical analysis of the proposed acoustic metamaterial is performed. Using the Bloch’s theorem, the dispersion relation of the proposed acoustic metamaterial is derived. Multiple band gaps are observed in the band structure. A corresponding finite element model of the proposed metamaterial is built to confirm the predictions from the theoretical analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2020
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 11381, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XIV, 1138118 (22 April 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2554870
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Guobiao Hu, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Lihua Tang, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Yaowen Yang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11381:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XIV
Paul Fromme; Zhongqing Su, Editor(s)

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