Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Design Space Exploration of Multi-Phase Layered Phononic Materials via Natural Evolution

[+] Author Affiliations
Mohammed A. El-Beltagy

Cairo University

Mahmoud I. Hussein

University of Cambridge

Paper No. IMECE2006-15081, pp. 155-163; 9 pages
  • ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Noise Control and Acoustics
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 5 – 10, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Noise Control and Acoustics Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4776-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3790-4
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


A phononic material is commonly characterized by its dispersive frequency spectrum. With appropriate spatial distribution of the constituent material phases, spectral stop bands could be generated. Moreover, it is possible to control the number, the width, and the location of these bands within a frequency range of interest. This study aims at exploring the relationship between the unit cell configuration and its frequency spectrum characteristics. Focusing on 1D layered phononic materials, and longitudinal wave propagation in the direction normal to the layering, the unit cell features of interest are the number of layers and the material phase and relative thickness of each layer. An evolutionary search for multi-phase cell designs exhibiting a wide stop band, or a series of wide stop bands, is conducted using a specially formulated representation and set of operators that break the symmetries in the problem. An array of optimal designs for a range of ratios in Young's modulus and density are obtained and the corresponding objective values are plotted as a function of the ratios of the phase properties. Structures composed of the designed phononic materials are excellent candidates for use in a wide range of applications including vibration and sound isolation.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In