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Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) has been extensively used in structural designs as a powerful mean to damp out resonant structural vibrations. The main goal of this work is to investigate the use of homogenization and structural topology optimization as a tool to optimize the CLD treatments in order to enhance the energy dissipation characteristics of the(More)
Since conventional silencers in acoustic ducts have problems of size limitations at low frequencies and being prone to high backpressure, locally resonant aluminum patches are introduced in acoustic duct walls aiming at creating frequency stop bands in the low frequency region (below 1 KHz). With these flush mounted patches, promising noise reductions, with(More)
Considerable interest has been devoted to the development of various classes of acoustic metamaterials that can control the propagation of acoustical wave energy throughout fluid domains. However, all the currently exerted efforts are focused on studying passive metamaterials with fixed material properties. In this paper, the emphasis is placed on the(More)
A two-dimensional active acoustic metamaterial with controllable anisotropic density is introduced. The material consists of composite lead-lead zirconate titanate plates clamped to an aluminum structure with air as the background fluid. The effective anisotropic density of the material is controlled, independently for two orthogonal directions, by means of(More)
In recent years, the control of low frequency noise has received a lot of attention for several applications. Traditional passive noise control techniques using Helmholtz resonators have size limitations in the low frequency range because of the long wavelength. Promising noise reductions, with flush mounted aluminum patches with no size problems can be(More)
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