Quantitative characterization of bandgap properties of sets of isolated acoustic scatterers arranged using fractal geometries

Autores UPV
Revista Applied Physics Express


The improvement in the bandgap properties of a set of acoustic scatterers arranged according to a fractal geometry is theoretically quantified in this work using the multiple scattering theory. The analysis considers the growth process of two different arrangements of rigid cylinders in air created from a starting cluster: a classical triangular crystalline array and an arrangement of cylinders based on a fractal geometry called a Sierpinski triangle. The obtained results, which are experimentally validated, show a dramatic increase in the size of the bandgap when the fractal geometry is used.