An ultra-accurate numerical method in the design of liquid phononic crystals with hard inclusion

Eric Li, Z. C. He, Gao Wang, G. R. Liu

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The phononics crystals (PCs) are periodic man-made composite materials. In this paper, a mass-redistributed finite element method (MR-FEM) is formulated to study the wave propagation within liquid PCs with hard inclusion. With a perfect balance between stiffness and mass in the MR-FEM model, the dispersion error of longitudinal wave is minimized by redistribution of mass. Such tuning can be easily achieved by adjusting the parameter r that controls the location of integration points of mass matrix. More importantly, the property of mass conservation in the MR-FEM model indicates that the locations of integration points inside or outside the element are immaterial. Four numerical examples are studied in this work, including liquid PCs with cross and circle hard inclusions, different size of inclusion and defect. Compared with standard finite element method, the numerical results have verified the accuracy and effectiveness of MR-FEM. The proposed MR-FEM is a unique and innovative numerical approach with its outstanding features, which has strong potentials to study the stress wave within multi-physics PCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-996
Number of pages14
JournalComputational Mechanics
Issue number6
Early online date31 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2017


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