Alexey Khlopotin

PhD Student at the division of Material and Computational Mechanics, Department of Industrial and Materials Science

In solid mechanics, there is considerable interest in achieving “invisibility”. The applications in mechanics include protection of structures and parts of structures from potentially harmful transient waves and steady state vibrations. A suggested large scale application is that protection against seismic waves from earthquakes could be achieved by using cloaking to re-route the waves around sensitive infrastructure. The construction of mechanical cloaks requires fine-tuning of the elastic properties of the cloaking, so-called metamaterials.

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