A simpliﬁed model of periodic chiral beam-lattices containing local resonators has been formulated to ob- tain a better understanding of the inﬂuence of the chirality and of the dynamic characteristics of the local resonators on the acoustic behaviour. The beam-lattice models are made up of a periodic array of rigid heavy rings, each one connected to the others through elastic slender massless ligaments and containing an internal resonator made of a rigid disk in a soft elastic annulus. The band structure and the occurrence of low frequency band-gaps are analysed through a discrete Lagrangian model. For both the hexa- and the tetrachiral lattice, two acoustic modes and four optical modes are identiﬁed and the inﬂuence of the dynamic characteristics of the resonator on those branches is analysed together with some properties of the band structure. By approximating the ring displacements of the discrete Lagrangian model as a con- tinuum ﬁeld and through an application of the generalized macro-homogeneity condition, a generalized micropolar equivalent continuum has been derived, together with the overall equation of motion and the constitutive equation given in closed form. The validity limits of the dispersion functions provided by the micropolar model are assessed by a comparison with those obtained by the discrete model.
|Titolo:||Simplified modelling of chiral lattice materials with local resonators|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|