The transmission coefficient of a layered structure made of glass and water was calculated using transfer matrix method and also measured as a function of frequency. It was found that acoustic band gaps can be created using only 3-4 cells of a two-phase layered structure. By introducing two or more periods into the layered structure, very sharp passbands and very broad stopbands can be engineered for acoustic waves. Such acoustic band-gap materials could be used for making high-quality acoustic filters, acoustic mirrors and vibration insulation devices in selective frequency range.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)