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RESEARCH ARTICLE Symmetry and resonant modes in platonic grating stacks

By S. G. Haslingera, A. B. Movchana, N. V. Movchana and R. C. Mcphedrana


We study the flexural wave modes existing in finite stacks of gratings containing rigid, zero-radius pins. We group the modes into even and odd classes, and derive dispersion equations for each. We study the recently discovered EDIT (elasto-dynamically inhibited transmission) phenomenon, and relate it to the occurrence of trapped waves of even and odd symmetries being simultaneously resonant. We show how the EDIT interaction may be steered over a wide range of frequencies and angles, using a strategy in which the single-grating reflectance is kept high, so enabling the quality factors of the even and odd resonances to be kept large

Topics: flexural waves, biharmonic equation, mode symmetry, filtering, platonic crystal
Year: 2013
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