A three-dimensional periodic beam for vibroacoustic isolation purposes

A. Żak*, M. Krawczuk, G. Redlarski, Doliński, S. Koziel

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This paper presents results of investigations on a three-dimensional (3-D)isotropic periodic beam. The beam can represent a vibroacoustic isolator of optimised dynamic characteristics in the case of its longitudinal, flexural and torsional behaviour. The optimisation process concerned both the widths as well as the positions of particular frequency band gaps that are present in the frequency spectrum of the beam. Since the dynamic behaviour of the beam is directly related to its geometry, through an optimisation process of the beam geometry, desired dynamic characteristics of the beam were successfully obtained. For the purpose of the optimisation process a new numerical model of the beam, based on the spectral finite element method in the time domain (TD-SFEM), was developed by the authors. This model enabled the authors to investigate the beam behaviour not only in a wide frequency spectrum, but also ensured a high accuracy of the model predictions. The accuracy of this modelling approach was checked against well-known analytical formulas. However, in the case of the optimised geometry of the beam for the verification of the correctness of the modelling approach a commercial finite element method (FEM)package was used. Finally, based on the results of numerical predictions and optimised geometry of the beam a sample for experimental verification was prepared. Experimental measurements were carried out by the authors by the application of one-dimensional (1-D)laser Doppler scanning vibrometry (LDSV). The results of experimental measurements obtained by the authors confirmed the correctness of the numerical predictions, showing a high degree of correspondence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-544
Number of pages21
JournalMechanical Systems and Signal Processing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019

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Other keywords

  • Elastic wave propagation
  • Frequency band gaps
  • Periodic beam
  • Spectral finite element method


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