Mechanical Metamaterials

………..where we get shaking under control!Keywords: Elastodynamics, nonlinear waves, band gaps, transformation methods, resonance phenomena, negative stiffness systems

The primary objective of this research is to design materials with adaptive, tunable and extreme elastodynamic properties using principles from biology and geophysics that will transform applications in impact resistance, wave modulation, and earthquake engineering. Current efforts focus on theoretical understanding of the nature of mechanical band gaps, elastodynamic response of layered systems, novel applications of transformation elastodynamics, and modeling of negative stiffness structural elements.

Team members: Mohamed Abdelmeguid, Qianli Chen, Setare Hajarolasvadi, Darin Peetz, Ankit Verma, and Ahmed Elbanna

  • Hajarolasvadi, S., Elbanna, A. (2020). Dispersion properties and dynamics of ladder-like meta-chains. (under review) pdf
  • Peetz, D., & Elbanna, A. (2020), On the use of Multigrid Preconditioners for Topology Optimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (submitted).
  • Hajarolasvadi, S., & Elbanna, A. (2019). Dynamics of metamaterial beams consisting of periodically-coupled parallel flexural elements: A theoretical study. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 52(31), 315101. link pdf
  • Chen, Q., & Elbanna, A. (2019). On the duality of complex geometry and material heterogeneities in linear elastodynamics. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 168, 203-210. link
  • Chen Q., & Elbanna A. E., (2017) Emergent wave phenomena in coupled elastic bars: from extreme damping to realization of elastodynamic switchers. Nature Scientific Reports 7.
  • Chen Q. & Elbanna A. E. (2016), Modulating Elastic Band Gap Structures In Soft Composites Using Sacrificial Interfaces, Journal of Applied Mechanics.
  • Yang, Z., Chen, Q., Elbanna, A. E., & Kim, S. (2016). Transfer printing enabled soft composite films for tunable surface topography. Extreme Mechanics Letters. link.
  • Chen, Q., & Elbanna, A. (2015). Tension-induced tunable corrugation in two-phase soft composites: Mechanisms and implications. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 4, 26-37. link