A piezo-shunted kirigami auxetic lattice for adaptive elastic wave filtering

Morvan Ouisse, Manuel Collet, Fabrizio Scarpa

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Tailoring the dynamical behavior of wave-guide structures can provide
an efficient and physically elegant approach for optimizing mechanical components with regards to vibroacoustic propagation. Architectured materials as pyramidal core kirigami cells combined with smart systems may represent a promising way to improve the vibroacoustic quality of structural components. This paper describes the design and modelling of a pyramidal core with auxetic (negative Poisson’s ratio) characteristics and distributed shunted piezoelectric patches that allow for wave propagation control. The core is produced using a kirigami technique, inspired by the cutting/folding processes of the ancient Japanese art. The kirigami structure has a pyramidal unit cell shape that creates an in-plane negative Poisson’s ratio macroscopic behavior. This structure exhibits in-plane elastic properties (Young’s and shear modulus) which are
higher than the out-of-plane ones, and hence this lattice has very specific properties in terms of wave propagation that are investigated in this work. The short-circuited configuration is first analysed, before using negative capacitance and resistance as a shunt which provides impressive band gaps in the low frequency range. All configurations are investigated by using a full analysis of the Brillouin zone, rendering possible the deep understanding of the dynamical properties of the smart lattice. The results are presented in terms of dispersion and directivity diagrams, and the smart lattice shows quite interesting properties for the adaptive filtering of elastic waves at low frequencies bandwidths.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115016
Number of pages12
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number11
Early online date7 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016


  • periodic structures
  • elastic wave propagation
  • band gaps
  • piezoelectric shunt
  • kirigami
  • auxetic structures


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