We study both numerically and experimentally an acoustic metasurface based on coupled Helmholtz resonators to obtain broadband low-frequency spectral responses for acoustic insulation. A hierarchical approach is proposed, starting from single and coupled Helmholtz resonators, up to a periodic array of resonators. To this end, we performed numerical simulations using the finite element method, in which the resonators are modeled as drilled rigid spheres in airborne environment and experimental demonstrations based on ping-pong balls as Helmholtz resonators in an acoustic reverberation box. We showed the alteration of the low-frequency response of acoustic insulation resulting from inter-unit coupling in acoustic metasurfaces, and the apparition of additional attenuation by inserting a plexiglass board as support for the structure.
Low frequency sound isolation by a metasurface of Helmholtz ping-pong ball resonators
R. Sabat, E. Cochin, M. Kalderon, G. Lévêque, I. Antoniadis, B. Djafari-Rouhani, Y. Pennec; Low frequency sound isolation by a metasurface of Helmholtz ping-pong ball resonators. J. Appl. Phys. 14 October 2023; 134 (14): 144502. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0160267
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