## Asymptotic analysis of wave propagation through periodic arrays and layers

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posted on 03.10.2011 by Shiyan Guo#### thesis

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In this thesis, we use asymptotic methods to solve problems of wave propagation through infinite and finite (only consider those that are finite in one direction) arrays of scatterers. Both two- and three-dimensional arrays are considered. We always assume the scatterer size is much smaller than both the wavelength and array periodicity. Therefore a small parameter is involved and then the method of matched asymptotic expansions is applicable.
When the array is infinite, the elastic wave scattering in doubly-periodic arrays of cavity cylinders and acoustic wave scattering in triply-periodic arrays of arbitrary shape rigid scatterers are considered. In both cases, eigenvalue problems are obtained to give perturbed dispersion approximations explicitly. With the help of the computer-algebra package Mathematica, examples of explicit approximations to the dispersion relation for perturbed waves are given.
In the case of finite arrays, we consider the multiple resonant wave scattering problems for both acoustic and elastic waves. We use the methods of multiple scales and matched asymptotic expansions to obtain envelope equations for infinite arrays and then apply them to a strip of doubly or triply periodic arrays of scatterers. Numerical results are given to compare the transmission wave intensity for different shape scatterers for acoustic case. For elastic case, where the strip is an elastic medium with arrays of cavity cylinders bounded by acoustic media on both sides, we first give numerical results when there is one dilatational and one shear wave in the array and then compare the transmission coefficients when one dilatational wave is resonated in the array for normal incidence.
Key words: matched asymptotic expansions, multiple scales, acoustic scattering, elastic scattering, periodic structures, dispersion relation.

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- Science

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- Mathematical Sciences