Employing pre-stress to generate finite cloaks for antiplane elastic waves

Parnell, William J. and Norris, Andrew N. and Shearer, Tom (2012) Employing pre-stress to generate finite cloaks for antiplane elastic waves. Applied Physics Letters. (In Press)

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It is shown that nonlinear elastic pre-stress of neo-Hookean hyperelastic materials can be used as a mechanism to generate finite cloaks and thus render objects near-invisible to incoming antiplane elastic waves. This approach appears to negate the requirement for special cloaking metamaterials with inhomogeneous and anisotropic material properties in this case. These properties are induced naturally by virtue of the pre-stress. The size of the cloaking region can be altered at will by modification of the applied pre-stress.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloaking, elastodynamics, antiplane waves, pre-stress
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 74 Mechanics of deformable solids
PACS 2010, the AIP's Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme > 40 ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID MECHANICS > 46 Continuum mechanics of solids
Depositing User: Dr William J Parnell
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:13
URI: https://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/1789

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