A design of elastic metamaterials with multi-negative pass bands
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In this paper, an elastic metamaterial is proposed by integrating a two-dimensionally periodic honeycomb lattice and tetrachiral metamaterial inclusions for low-frequency wave applications. Plane wave propagation in infinite periodic cells is investigated through using Floquet–Bloch principles and the finite element method. Two separate negative pass bands induced by different mechanisms appear in the band structures of wave propagation in the proposed elastic metamaterial. The working mechanisms of those two negative pass bands are revealed though analyzing the eigenmodes of the unit cell and the dynamic effective material properties. Numerical examples validate the proposed model and show that negative refraction of elastic waves in the elastic metamaterial has been obtained. The design concept of this type of elastic may be of use for the design of broadband flat lenses for elastic wave focusing.
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The work carried out in this report is partially funded and supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants No. 11402101).