Active cloaking of finite defects for flexural waves in elastic plates



O'Neill, J, Selsil, O, McPhedran, RC, Movchan, AB and Movchan, NV
Active cloaking of finite defects for flexural waves in elastic plates.

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Abstract

We present a new method to create an active cloak for a rigid inclusion in a thin plate, and analyse flexural waves within such a plate governed by the Kirchhoff plate equation. We consider scattering of both a plane wave and a cylindrical wave by a single clamped inclusion of circular shape. In order to cloak the inclusion, we place control sources at small distances from the scatterer and choose their intensities to eliminate propagating orders of the scattered wave, thus reconstructing the respective incident wave. We then vary the number and position of the control sources to obtain the most effective configuration for cloaking the circular inclusion. Finally, we successfully cloak an arbitrarily shaped scatterer in a thin plate by deriving a semi-analytical, asymptotic algorithm.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 19 pages, 14 figures, 1 table
Uncontrolled Keywords: physics.class-ph, physics.class-ph
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 16:04
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 08:37
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URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3078336