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van Bergen, Steven (author), Norte, R.A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
The computational analysis of nanophotonic devices is usually carried out via the standard finite element method (FEM). However, FEM requires meshes that are fitted to the devices’ boundaries, so making changes to the geometry (and thus the mesh) results in an inefficient process at best. Such an approach is therefore at odds when conducting...
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Azevedo Vasconcelos, A.C. (author), Valiya Valappil, S. (author), Schott, D.L. (author), Jovanova, J. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
Underwater noise resulting from the monopile driving process can cause severe damage to marine wildlife, such as hearing injury, behavioral disturbance, or even death. Although current noise-attenuation techniques used in this process have shown a significant noise reduction at high frequency ranges, mitigating low-frequency noise is still...
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Li, Z. (author), Xu, M. (author), Norte, R.A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Although strain engineering and soft-clamping techniques for attaining high Q-factors in nanoresonators have received much attention, their impact on nonlinear dynamics is not fully understood. In this study, we show that nonlinearity of high-Q Si<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub> nanomechanical string resonators can be substantially tuned by support...
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Valiya Valappil, S. (author), Goosen, J.F.L. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
Ultrasonic flowmeters face unique challenges since, in addition to withstanding high fluid pressures, they have to avoid crosstalk, which is the interaction of the signals traveling through the fluid and the solid pipe. To avoid the crosstalk, which leads to poor accuracy or complete loss of the required signal, we develop a mounting...
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van den Boom, S.J. (author), Abedi, Reza (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
Phononic crystals can be designed to show band gaps—ranges of frequencies whose propagation is strongly attenuated in the material. In essence, their working principle is based on destructive interference of waves reflecting from the periodic arrangement of material interfaces (i.e., Bragg scattering). Consequently, capturing accurately the...
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Keşkekler, A. (author), Bos, V. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Mechanical nonlinearities dominate the motion of nanoresonators already at relatively small oscillation amplitudes. Although single and coupled two-degree-of-freedom models have been used to account for experimentally observed nonlinear effects, it is shown that these models quickly deviate from experimental findings when multiple modes...
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Azevedo Vasconcelos, A.C. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Schott, D.L. (author), Jovanova, J. (author)
Elastic metamaterials have been mostly designed to control structural vibration for a specific frequency range. However, the stresses developed due to the wave propagation are not commonly consider in their design phase. This work proposes a multi-objective design optimization of a metamaterial-based interface to tune its dynamic characteristics...
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Azevedo Vasconcelos, A.C. (author), Heijnen, S. (author), Holtzer, Bart (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Schott, D.L. (author), Jovanova, J. (author)
The performance improvement of renewable energy sources has become nowadays a crucial topic to boost the energy transition. With respect to offshore wind farms, larger wind turbines are currently being designed to increase their power capacity. To support such turbines into the seabed, monopile foundations are mainly used, due to their low-cost...
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Valiya Valappil, S. (author), Goosen, J.F.L. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
Ultrasonic flowmeters that use transit-time ultrasonic transducers face measurement errors due to 'crosstalk,' whereby the working signal travels through the pipe wall and couplings, interfering with the signal from the fluid. Although various procedures have been proposed to solve the issue of crosstalk, they're limited to low-frequency...
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Valiya Valappil, S. (author), Krushynska, Anastasiia O. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
The band-gap frequencies of elastic metamaterials are ideally determined by a metamaterial architecture; yet, in practical situations, are often dependent on the material damping in their constituent(s). The analysis of viscoelastic metamaterials requires however substantial computational resources and, except for oversimplified cases, is...
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van den Boom, S.J. (author), Zhang, J. (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
The published article contains a mistake in the notation of the strain–displacement matrix (Formula presented.) in Voigt notation concerning the isoparametric mapping and in the notation of the corresponding derivatives. As the mistakes relate only to the notation, and the implementation in the code was done correctly, they bear no...
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Li, Z. (author), Xu, M. (author), Norte, R.A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Alijani, F. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author)
In recent years, the Q-factor of Si 3 N 4 nanomechanical resonators has significantly been increased by soft-clamping techniques using large and complex support structures. To date, however, obtaining similar performance with smaller supports has remained a challenge. Here, we make use of torsion beam supports to tune the Q-factor of Si 3 N 4...
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Valiya Valappil, S. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Goosen, J.F.L. (author)
Phononic crystal band gaps (BGs), which are realized by Bragg scattering, have a central frequency and width related to the unit cell's size and the impedance mismatch between material phases. BG tuning has generally been performed by either trial and error or by computational tools such as topology optimization. In either case, understanding...
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Krushynska, Anastasiia O. (author), Torrent, Daniel (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Ardito, Raffaele (author), Bilal, Osama R. (author), Bonello, Bernard (author), Bosia, Federico (author), Chen, Yi (author), Janbaz, Shahram (author), Mirzaali, Mohammad J. (author)
This broad review summarizes recent advances and "hot"research topics in nanophononics and elastic, acoustic, and mechanical metamaterials based on results presented by the authors at the EUROMECH 610 Colloquium held on April 25-27, 2022 in Benicássim, Spain. The key goal of the colloquium was to highlight important developments in these...
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Zhang, J. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
Stress analysis is an all-pervasive practice in engineering design. With displacement-based finite element analysis, directly-calculated stress fields are obtained in a post-processing step by computing the gradient of the displacement field—therefore less accurate. In enriched finite element analysis (EFEA), which provides unprecedented...
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Zhang, J. (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
We propose a fully immersed topology optimization procedure to design structures with tailored fracture resistance under linear elastic fracture mechanics assumptions for brittle materials. We use a level set function discretized by radial basis functions to represent the topology and the Interface-enriched Generalized Finite Element Method ...
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Liu, D. (author), van den Boom, S.J. (author), Simone, A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
We propose an enriched finite element formulation to address the computational modeling of contact problems and the coupling of non-conforming discretizations in the small deformation setting. The displacement field is augmented by enriched terms that are associated with generalized degrees of freedom collocated along non-conforming...
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Zhang, J. (author), Zhebel, E.V. (author), van den Boom, S.J. (author), Liu, D. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
In this work, an object-oriented geometric engine is proposed to solve problems with discontinuities, for instance, material interfaces and cracks, by means of unfitted, immersed, or enriched finite element methods (FEMs). Both explicit and implicit representations, such as geometric entities and level sets, are introduced to describe...
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Chandrashekar, A. (author), Givois, A.P.P. (author), Belardinelli, P. (author), Penning, Casper L. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Staufer, U. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Quantifying the nanomechanical properties of soft-matter using multi-frequency atomic force microscopy (AFM) is crucial for studying the performance of polymers, ultra-thin coatings, and biological systems. Such characterization processes often make use of cantilever's spectral components to discern nanomechanical properties within a multi...
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Souto, Andre (author), Zhang, J. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Velikov, Krassimir P. (author), Coulais, Corentin (author)
Metamaterials can display unusual and superior properties that come from their carefully designed structure rather than their composition. Metamaterials have permeated large swatches of science, including electromagnetics and mechanics. Although metamaterials hold the promise for realizing technological advances, their potential to enhance...
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