3 years ago

Seismic Negative Belt of Acoustic Metamaterials.

Sang-Hoon Kim, Mukunda P. Das

An earthquake-proof seismic negative belt of an artificial seismic shadow zone is introduced. The belt is composed of acoustic materials which has one of the constituent parameter between density and modulus is negative effectively. It converts the velocity of the seismic wave imaginary, and then creates a stop-band for the seismic frequency range. The belt is an attenuator of a seismic wave that reduces the amplitude of the wave exponentially. Passing the belt underground, the seismic energy turns into sound and heat in air and the magnitude of the seismic wave is weakened to be defended by conventional method. Models of the negative density and negative modulus for engineering are suggested.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.11273

DOI: arXiv:1710.11273v1

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