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Wave propagation in non-centrosymmetric beam-lattices with lumped masses: discrete and micropolar modelling

Bacigalupo, Andrea and Gambarotta, Luigi Wave propagation in non-centrosymmetric beam-lattices with lumped masses: discrete and micropolar modelling. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 118-19. pp. 128-145. ISSN 0020-7683 (2016)

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The in-plane acoustic behavior of non-centrosymmetric lattices having nodes endowed with mass and rotational inertia and connected by massless ligaments with asymmetric elastic properties has been analyzed through a discrete model and a continuum micropolar model. In the first case the propagation of harmonic waves and the dispersion functions have been obtained by the discrete Floquet–Bloch approach. It is shown that the optical branch departs from a critical point with vanishing group velocity and is decreasing for increasing the norm of the wave vector. A micropolar continuum model has been derived through a continualization method based on a down-scaling law from a second-order Taylor expansion of the generalized macro-displacement field. It is worth noting that the second order elasticity tensor coupling curvatures and micro-couples turns out to be negative-definite also in the general case of non-centrosymmetric lattice. The eigenvalue problem governing the harmonic propagation in the micropolar non-centrosymmetric continuum results in general characterized by a hermitian full matrix that is exact up to the second order in the wave vector. Examples concerning square and equilateral triangular lattices have been analyzed and their acoustic properties have been derived with the discrete and continuum models. The dependence of the Floquet–Bloch spectra on the lattice non-centrosymmetry is shown together with validity limits of the micropolar model. Finally, in consideration of the negative definiteness of the second order elastic tensor of the micropolar model, the loss of strong hyperbolicity of the equation of motion has been investigated.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.04.010
Projects: MIUR Prin15 project 2015LYYXA8
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beam-lattices; Cell topology; Dispersive waves; Metamaterials; Band gaps; Micropolar model
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Caterina Tangheroni
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 12:04
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 08:58
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3670

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