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Sparse metapiles for shear wave attenuation in half-spaces

Celli, Paolo and Nunzi, Ilaria and Calabrese, Andrea and Lenci, Stefano and Daraio, Chiara (2021) Sparse metapiles for shear wave attenuation in half-spaces. . (Unpublished)

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We show that shear waves traveling towards the surface of a half-space medium can be attenuated via buried one-dimensional arrays of resonators -- here called metapiles -- arranged according to sparse patterns around a site to be isolated. Our focus is on shear waves approaching the surface along a direction perpendicular to the surface itself. First, we illustrate the behavior of metapiles, both experimentally and numerically, using 3D printed resonators embedded in an acrylic plate. Then, via numerical simulations, we extend this idea to the case study of an idealized soil half-space, and elucidate the influence of various design parameters on wave attenuation. Results of this work demonstrate that significant wave attenuation can be achieved by installing sparse resonating piles around a selected site on the free surface of the medium, rather than placing resonators directly underneath that same site. This work might have implications in metamaterial-based wave attenuation applications across scales.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
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Celli, Paolo0000-0001-7839-7472
Lenci, Stefano0000-0003-3154-7896
Daraio, Chiara0000-0001-5296-4440
Additional Information:We wish to thank Antonio Palermo for fruitful discussions, and Sai Sharan Injeti, Alex Ogren and Semih Taniker for helpful COMSOL-related assistance.
Subject Keywords:Shear waves, Phononics, Metamaterials, Wave attenuation, Half-space
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ID Code:114085
Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:28 Mar 2022 14:29
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