Department of Mathematics
Nearly cloaking the elastic wave fields
© 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. In this work, we develop a general mathematical framework on regularized approximate cloaking of elastic waves governed by the Lamé system via the approach of transformation elastodynamics. Our study is rather comprehensive. We first provide a rigorous justification of the transformation elastodynamics. Based on the blow-up-a-point construction, elastic material tensors for a perfect cloak are derived and shown to possess singularities. In order to avoid the singular structure, we propose to regularize the blow-up-a-point construction to be the blow-up-a-small-region construction. However, it is shown that without incorporating a suitable lossy layer, the regularized construction would fail due to resonant inclusions. In order to defeat the failure of the lossless construction, a properly designed lossy layer is introduced into the regularized cloaking construction. We derive sharp asymptotic estimates in assessing the cloaking performance. The proposed cloaking scheme is capable of nearly cloaking an arbitrary content with a high accuracy.
Asymptotic estimates, Elastic cloaking, Lamé system, Regularization, Transformation elastodynamics
Source Publication Title
Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées
Link to Publisher's Edition
Hu, Guanghui, and Hongyu Liu. "Nearly cloaking the elastic wave fields." Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (2015).