3D printed small-scale acoustic metamaterials based on Helmholtz resonators with tuned overtones

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Acoustic metamaterials have been extensively studied in recent decades due to their ability to control acoustic waves. In this paper, we present a prototype of a small-scale acoustic metamaterial based on Helmholtz resonators fabricated with additive manufacturing technology. The results confirm that 3D printed small-scale metamaterials can break the mass law by creating band gaps where the sound is deeply attenuated. We have also introduced a modification of the resonators whereby overtones are exploited and tuned in order to broaden the
band gap. The output of this research could be used to provide passive filtering for transducers, to improve noise cancelling headphones, as well as in other smart acoustic sensors and IoT audio applications.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2017
EventIEEE SENSORS 2017 - Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Oct 20171 Nov 2017


ConferenceIEEE SENSORS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • acoustic metamaterials
  • 3D printing
  • Helmholtz resonators
  • noise control
  • overtones
  • band gap

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