Graphite-oxide hybrid multi-degree of freedom resonator metamaterial for broadband sound absorption

Fabrizio Bucciarelli, Gian-Piero Malfense Fierro, Mario Rapisarda, Michele Meo

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Low frequency broadband sound absorption for thin structures is still a great challenge. A new concept of a stackable hybrid resonator metamaterial is proposed which exhibits super broadband low-frequency sound absorption. The proposed metamaterial is based on micrometric scale thickness Graphene Oxide (GO) embedded in a stacked structure or used as external skin in a designed honeycomb (HC) structure. The stackable nature of the proposed structure allows the GO-HC cores to be embedded within micro-perforated panels (MPP) providing enhanced stiffness/strength to the structure and high absorption characteristics. We demonstrate how the exploitation of the GO elastic and mass properties result in multiple hybrid structural–acoustic resonances. These resonances are tailored to occur in a frequency range of interest by the theoretical calculation of the sound absorption coefficient. The theoretical model combines the mutual interaction between the structural dynamic of the GO foil and acoustic higher modes of the HC core cell as well as stacked MPP-HC/GO-HC cores. The result is a multi-degree of freedom hybrid resonator which provides subwavelength scale broadband sound absorption in low frequency range between 300 and 2500 Hz.
Original languageEnglish
Article number14611
Number of pages12
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2022

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