An immersed enriched finite element method is proposed for the analysis of phononic crystals (PnCs) with finite element (FE) meshes that are completely decoupled from geometry. Particularly, a technique is proposed to prescribe Bloch–Floquet periodic boundary conditions strongly on non-matching edges of the periodic unit cell (PUC). The enriched finite element formulation effectively transforms a periodic non-confirming discretization into an enriched node-to-node periodic discretizations where periodicity is enforced by any standard procedure. The enriched formulation is also used to describe the interior material interface. This completely eliminates the tedious process of generating matching or fitted meshes during the design process, as it allows changing the inclusion's geometry as well as the PnC's lattice type without changing the FE mesh. The proposed approach, which is used to analyze phononic crystals in 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D using structured meshes, exhibits the same performance as the standard finite element analysis on fitted meshes.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Bloch–Floquet periodic boundary conditions
- Enriched FEM
- Phononic crystals
- Unfitted/non-matching meshes