Mini-symposium title
6-2 - Elastic Metamaterials
Alexander Movchan (University of Liverpool), Sebastian Guenneau (Aix-Marseille University), Diego Misseroni (University of Trento)
Mini-symposium description

Description of the mini-symposium:

Elastic Metamaterials is a vibrant topic at the frontier between solid mechanics, wave physics and civil engineering. For instance, low frequency stop bands associated with locally resonant phononic and platonic crystals have potential applications ranging from noise reduction for car and aeronautic industries to reduction of bridge swaying to seismic shields in civil engineering. It has been also proposed that invisibility cloaks designed with columns of concrete or even trees in sedimentary soils could detour surface Rayleigh waves and thus act as seismic protection for large scale infrastructures.