Special Issue "Acoustic Metamaterials, Applications in Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2019.
Acoustic metamaterials are commonly used in engineering in a wide range of applications. From room insulation to reduction of noise from commercial aircraft, they typically play an important role in our life. The modifications of the original properties of conventionally targeted materials, aim at increasing their acoustic performance with respect to the overall dimension of the installation. This has led, for example, to the creation of ultrathin acoustic barriers and to materials for the elimination of the scattering from acoustic sources or for the increase of the signal‑to‑noise ratio in microphones and pressure sensors. In the last decade, one of the main achievements of research in this field has been the determination of materials with equivalent negative properties, such as negative refraction. By crossover with parallel developments in electromagnetics, negative refraction and cloaking have been applied to acoustic materials for the creation of acoustic lens designs that can overcome the diffraction limit. The creation of such new acoustic materials has paved the way for the investigation of pentamode materials, exotic products that only resist one mode of deformation to address future acoustic challenges. Research in this field has been significantly aided by steady improvements in technology, primarily computer simulation and additive manufacturing. In this Special Issue, we invite all those contributions at the forefront of this stimulating research, with a specific focus on the application for noise reduction in the aerospace sector.
Dr. Daniele Ragni
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- acoustic absorption
- refractive index
- noise control
- aircraft noise
- absorption noise control