Vibration of cylindrical shells with embedded annular acoustic black holes using the Rayleigh-Ritz method with Gaussian basis functions

Jie Deng, Oriol Guasch, Laurent Maxit, Ling Zheng

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The numerical simulation of beams and plates with embedded acoustic black holes (ABHs) is computationally demanding because of the very thin thickness attained at the ABH central area. Semi-analytical approaches relying on the Rayleigh-Ritz method with wavelet or Gaussian basis functions have thus revealed as an accurate and fast alternative to determine the ABH vibration field in parametric studies. To date however, the vast majority of works on ABHs have only dealt with ABH indentations on straight beams and flat plates. It would be also worth exploring the feasibility of ABHs to control the vibrations of curved shells, typically found in aerospace and naval structures. In this work, we address this issue and extend the Gaussian expansion method (GEM) to characterize annular ABHs embedded on cylindrical shells. First, we show how the GEM can be modified to make Gaussian shape functions satisfy periodic boundary conditions in the circumferential direction of the cylinder. The GEM is then used to determine the vibration field of the ABH cylindrical shell and gets validated by comparison with finite element simulations. A thorough analysis of the performance of the annular ABH follows, which stresses the differences with the behavior of ABHs on flat surfaces. In particular, we show the influence that waves propagating in the circumferential direction have on the operational frequency range of the ABH. The effects of the viscoelastic layer and the inclusion of longitudinal stiffeners to strengthen the cylinder rigidity are also analyzed by means of the proposed GEM approach. This work broadens previous semi-analytical methods to start investigating the ABH effect on curved structures.

Idioma originalAnglès
Número d’article107225
RevistaMechanical Systems and Signal Processing
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de març 2021


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