Spatial bandwidth enlargement and field enhancement of shear horizontal waves in finite graded piezoelectric layered media

Yanlong Xu

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Abstract

Shear horizontal (SH) wave propagation in finite graded piezoelectric layered media is investigated by transfer matrix method. Different from the previous studies on SH wave propagation in completely periodic layered media, calculations on band structure and transmission in this paper show that the graded layered media possess very large band gaps. Harmonic wave simulation by finite element method (FEM) confirms that the reason of bandwidth enlargement is that waves within the band gap ranges are spatially enhanced and stopped by the corresponding graded units. The study suggests that the graded structure possesses the property of manipulating elastic waves spatially, which shows potential applications in strengthening energy trapping and harvesting. © 2015.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1752-1756
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume379
Issue number30-31
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2015

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