Longitudinal wave propagation is controlled using shape memory inserts placed periodically along rods. The inserts act as sources of impedance mismatch with tunable characteristics. Such characteristics are attributed to the unique behavior of the shape memory alloy whereby the elastic modulus of the inserts can be varied up to three times as the alloy undergoes a phase transformation from martensite to austenite. With such controllable capability, the inserts can introduce the proper impedance mismatch necessary to impede the wave propagation along the rods. An analytical model is presented to study the attenuation capabilities of the composite rods and to determine the influence of the various design parameters of the inserts that can control the width of the pass and stop-bands. The numerical results demonstrate the potential of shape memory alloys in controlling the dynamics of wave propagation in rods. Furthermore, the obtained results provide a guideline for designing inserts that are capable of filtering out selected excitation frequencies through proper adjustment of the geometry of the inserts as well as their activation strategies. [S0739-3717(00)00102-1]
Control of Wave Propagation in Periodic Composite Rods Using Shape Memory Inserts
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received June 1999. Associate Technical Editor: M. I. Friswell.
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Ruzzene, M., and Baz, A. (June 1, 1999). "Control of Wave Propagation in Periodic Composite Rods Using Shape Memory Inserts ." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. April 2000; 122(2): 151–159. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.568452
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