Band gap structure of elliptic rods in water for a 2D phononic crystal
Mamedov, A. M.
Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
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The propagation of acoustic waves in two-dimensional sonic crystals (SC) is studied theoretically. Effects of elliptical rod orientations on the acoustic band gaps in periodic arrays of rigid solid rods embedded in a polar liquid are investigated. We have found that the pass bands and forbidden bands of the sonic crystals can be changed by utilizing the rotational anisotropy of the structure factor at different rotation angles of the scatterers. The plane wave expansion (PWE) method is used to calculate the band structure. The variation of the absolute band gap was also investigated as a function of any filling fraction at a fixed orientation of the elliptical columns. The gap-tuning effect can be controlled by the rotational asymmetry and eccentricity of the scatterers.
KeywordsAcoustic wave propagation
Acoustic band gaps
Band gap structure
Plane wave expansion method