Elastodynamic response of a coplanar periodic layer of elastic spherical inclusions
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Reflection and transmission spectra of a plane longitudinal wave normally incident on a coplanar periodic array of identical spherical elastic inclusions in a solid (polyester) matrix are measured at wavelengths that are comparable to the inter-particle distance. These spectra exhibit pronounced Wood's anomalies i.e., a sharp variations in amplitude at the onset of a shear wave diffraction order as well as a drop in the transmission and a corresponding maximum in the reflection coefficients due to an enhancement of the resonance of the particles (for the case reported herein, this is the rigid body translational `dipole' resonance). An approximate low frequency (ka<1) self-consistent model is developed in which multiple scattering is explicitly taken into account by adding appropriate terms to the well-known solution for the scattering of a plane longitudinal wave by a single spherical particle in an unbounded matrix. The results of the numerical calculations show excellent agreement with the experimental data.
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Maslov, K., Kinra, V. K., & Henderson, B. K.
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Maslov, K||Kinra, VK||Henderson, BK