Special Issue "Manipulation of Elastic Waves and Its Application in Symmetry/Asymmetry-Engineered Structures"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 355

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Liyun Cao
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Guest Editor
Institut Jean Lamour, Universite de Lorraine, CNRS, 54000 Nancy, France
Interests: elastic/acoustic metamaterial and metasurface; noise and vibration isolation/absorption
Dr. Yanlong Xu
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Guest Editor
School of Aeronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072, China
Interests: phononic crystal; elastic/acoustic metamaterial/metasurface; intelligent materials and structural mechanics; vibration reduction
Institute of Advanced Structure Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: wave mechanics and applications; metamaterials; topology optimization; machine learning; vibration and noise

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Elastic waves are typical motion forms of engineering symmetric and asymmetric structures. The mechanical vibration of major equipment, such as large spacecraft/aircraft, underwater vehicles, precision machine tools, etc., is essentially the superposition of elastic waves inside their structural components. The studies of elastic wave propagation and manipulation have been an important research topic in mechanics since the 1950s. These studies can help to understand the complex structural vibration and breakthrough technical performance limits in engineering. For example, the recent emergence of elastic metamaterial/metasurfaces, capable of flexibly manipulating elastic waves and breaking the symmetry of the system, has advanced the development of low-frequency vibration suppression, energy harvesting, acoustoelastic devices, and wave engineering. This Special Issue welcomes researchers to contribute to elastic wave manipulations and their applications in structural vibration control, including new physical mechanisms, calculation methods, structure designs, and optimization methods.

Dr. Liyun Cao
Dr. Yanlong Xu
Dr. Hao-Wen Dong
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • metamaterial
  • metasurface
  • phononic crystals
  • noise and vibration isolation/absorption
  • inverse design
  • elastic wave propagation
  • symmetric system

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