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