We study numerically the frequency band-gap phenomenon for bending waves in an infinite periodic beam. The outcome of the analysis is then subjected to an optimization problem in order to maximize these band-gaps. The band-gap maximization may be performed with respect to material parameters and cross-sectional geometry.
|Title of host publication||Procedings of 21´st International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics|
|Editors||W. Gutkowski, T.A. Kowalewski|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|