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Control of wave propagation response using quasi crystals: A formulation based on spectral finite element

Chellappan, Vinita and Gopalakrishnan, S and Mani, V (2019) Control of wave propagation response using quasi crystals: A formulation based on spectral finite element. In: MECHANICS OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 26 (7). pp. 579-600.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2017.1410901


This paper presents wave propagation studies in quasi crystal structures and quasi crystal reinforced aluminium structures. The analysis is performed using frequency domain spectral finite element formulation. The analysis considers different 2-D decagonal and 3-D icosahedral quasi crystals. First, wave propagation analysis of quasi crystal structure alone is performed and the propagation of phonon and phason modes for different quasi crystals are studied. The study includes the propagation of axial and transverse wave responses in these quasi crystals. The study has found that the amplitude of the phason modes is very small compared to the phonon modes and the increase of the phason mode content (through increase in R) increases the phason mode amplitude, without affecting the phonon mode amplitudes. It is shown that the dominant axial phonon mode is non-dispersive and the dominant flexural phonon mode is dispersive. In the next study, the aluminium beam structure is reinforced with different quasi crystals in different configurations and the wave propagation of axial and transverse responses are studied. For all the combinations of quasi crystal aluminium beam combination, there is substantial suppression of responses both for the axial and the bending responses. Unsymmetrical configuration produces substantial non-dominant phonon modes which propagate dispersively. It is found that for a symmetric bi-morph configuration, the response is reduced significantly, about 68% and 75% for axial loading and 80% and 78% for flexural loading, respectively, for the 2-D decagonal quasi crystal and the 3-D icosahedral quasi crystal.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC
Keywords: Quasi crystal; wave propagation; spectral finite element method; frequency domain
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2019 17:31
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2019 17:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/63081

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