Surface wave propagation control with locally resonant metasurfaces using topology-optimized resonatorsa)

Daniel Giraldo Guzman, Lalith Sai Srinivas Pillarisetti, Mary Frecker, Cliff J. Lissenden, Parisa Shokouhi

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Locally resonant elastodynamic metasurfaces for suppressing surface waves have gained popularity in recent years, especially because of their potential in low-frequency applications such as seismic barriers. Their design strategy typically involves tailoring geometrical features of local resonators to attain a desired frequency bandgap through extensive dispersion analyses. In this paper, a systematic design methodology is presented to conceive these local resonators using topology optimization, where frequency bandgaps develop by matching multiple antiresonances with predefined target frequencies. The design approach modifies an individual resonator's response to unidirectional harmonic excitations in the in-plane and out-of-plane directions, mimicking the elliptical motion of surface waves. Once an arrangement of optimized resonators composes a locally resonant metasurface, frequency bandgaps appear around the designed antiresonance frequencies. Numerical investigations analyze three case studies, showing that longitudinal-like and flexural-like antiresonances lead to nonoverlapping bandgaps unless both antiresonance modes are combined to generate a single and wider bandgap. Experimental data demonstrate good agreement with the numerical results, validating the proposed design methodology as an effective tool to realize locally resonant metasurfaces by matching multiple antiresonances such that bandgaps generated as a result of in-plane and out-of-plane surface wave motion combine into wider bandgaps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3172-3182
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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