WIAS Preprint No. 2023, (2014)

Nearly cloaking the elastic wave fields


  • Hu, Guanghui
  • Liu, Hongyu

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 74B05 35R30 35J25 74J20


  • invisibility cloaking, elastic waves, transformation elastodynamics, Lamé system, regularization, asymptotic estimates


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.

Appeared in

  • J. Math. Pures Appl., 104 (2015) pp. 1045--1074.

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