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Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (PhD)
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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
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Phononic crystals (PhnCs) control, direct and manipulate sound waves to achieve wave guiding and attenuation. This dissertation presents methodology for analyzing nanotube materials based phononic crystals to achieve control over sound, vibration and stress mitigation. Much of the analytical work presented is in identifying frequency band gaps in which sound or vibration cannot propagate through these PhnCs. Wave attenuation and mitigation analysis is demonstrated using finite element simulation. Engineering principles from current research areas of solid mechanics, solid-state physics, elasto-dynamics, mechanical vibrations and acoustics are employed for the methodology. A considerable effort is put to show that these PhnCs can indeed be designed and manufactured to build applications for frequency filtering, vibration isolation, wave guiding and stress mitigation.
Kolati, Madhu, "METHODOLOGY FOR ANALYZING EPOXY-CNT PHONONIC CRYSTALS FOR WAVE ATTENUATION AND GUIDING", Open Access Dissertation, Michigan Technological University, 2016.
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