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We study the propagation of stress waves through ordered 2D networks of granular chains. The quasi-particle continuum theory employed captures the acoustic pulse splitting, bending, and recombination through the network and is used to derive its effective acoustic properties. The strong wave mitigation properties of the network predicted theoretically are confirmed through both numerical simulations and experimental tests. In particular, the leading pulse amplitude propagating through the system is shown to decay exponentially with the propagation distance and the spatial structure of the transmitted wave shows an exponential localization along the direction of the incident wave. The length scales that characterized these exponential decays are studied and determined as a function of the geometrical properties of the network. These results open avenues for the design of efficient impact mitigating structures and provide new insights into the mechanisms of wave propagation in granular matter Show more
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Organisational unit03985 - Daraio, Chiara (ehemalig)
NotesSubmitted 3 December 2013.
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