Volume 119, Number 3, August 2017
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||10 October 2017|
Subwavelength sound screening by coupling space-coiled Fabry-Perot resonators
1 Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté - 15B avenue des Montboucons, 25030 Besancon Cedex, France
2 Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation Doha, Qatar
Received: 21 July 2017
Accepted: 18 September 2017
We explore broadband and omnidirectional low frequency sound screening based on locally resonant acoustic metamaterials. We show that the coupling of different resonant modes supported by Fabry-Perot cavities can efficiently generate asymmetric lineshapes in the transmission spectrum, leading to a broadband sound opacity. The Fabry-Perot cavities are space-coiled in order to shift the resonant modes under the diffraction edge, which guaranty the opacity band for all incident angles. Indeed, the deep subwavelength feature of the cavities leads to avoid diffraction that have been proved to be the main limitation of omnidirectional capabilities of locally resonant perforated plates. We experimentally reach an attenuation of few tens of dB at low frequency, with a metamaterial thickness fifteen times smaller than the wavelength . The proposed design can be considered as a new building block for acoustic metasurfaces having a high level of manipulation of acoustic waves.
PACS: 68.60.Bs – Mechanical and acoustical properties / 81.05.Xj – Metamaterials for chiral, bianisotropic and other complex media
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