Chiral and non-centrosymmetric effects on the nonlinear wave propagation characteristics of architectured cellular materials

N. Karathanasopoulos, J. F. Ganghoffer

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Abstract

In the current work, we study the role of chirality and non-centrosymmetry on the nonlinear wave propagation characteristics of periodic architectured media. The considered nonlinearities arise from the higher-order inner element kinematics of the periodic media and are therefore directly related to its structural pattern. Regarding centrosymmetric designs, the frequency corrections obtained -in the context of the Lindstedt-Poincare method- suggest that chiral architectures are more sensitive to inner kinematic nonlinearities than well-known, achiral lattice designs. In particular, for hexachiral lattice designs, non-negligible frequency corrections are obtained, not only for the primal eigenmode, but also for higher-order modes, extensively modifying the linear band diagram structure. To the contrary, for achiral, triangular and square lattice designs, inner kinematic nonlinearities mainly influence the primal, lowest eigenmode, with the higher-order modes to remain practically unaffected. Non-centrosymmetric inner designs modify the linear and nonlinear wave propagation material attributes both for chiral and achiral lattice patterns. However, the frequency ranges affected are strongly lattice dependent, with hexachiral and triangular lattices to be primarily influenced in their high frequency range, contrary to square lattices, which are mainly affected in their low frequency region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1694-1712
Number of pages19
JournalWaves in Random and Complex Media
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Wave propagation
  • bandgap
  • centrosymmetric
  • chiral
  • group velocity
  • metamaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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