A discontinuity-enriched finite element method for the computational design of phononic crystals

S.J. van den Boom

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Phononic crystals can be designed to have bandgaps---ranges of frequencies whose propagation through the material is prevented. They are therefore attractive for vibration isolation applications in different industries, where unwanted vibrations reduce performance. Yet, important steps are still to be made for the integration of phononic crystals into engineering practice. For instance, methods for large scale production are still in development. Furthermore, it is essential that design methods are established to enable the design of phononic crystals that meet all of the, often conflicting, requirements for practical applications. This thesis focuses on the latter challenge by proposing a computational design method for phononic crystals based on the combination of an advanced finite element method and level set-based topology optimization.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van Keulen, A., Supervisor
  • Aragon, A.M., Advisor
Award date6 Apr 2022
Print ISBNs978-94-6384-315-7
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2022


  • Phononic crystals
  • Enriched finite element methods
  • Topology optimization

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