Surface wave control
This project involves the mathematical modelling and design of mechanical structures capable of controlling the propagation of surface and bulk waves in elastic solids. The project will employ both numerical and asymptotic analysis to study a combination of continuous and discrete structures in one-, two-, and three-dimensions. The research programme includes scattering, homogenisation, and spectral problems for finite and infinite systems and has a broad range of applications including, filtering of waves, lensing, and cloaking.
Skelton EA, Craster RV, Colombi A, Colquitt DJ. 2018 The multi-physics metawedge: graded arrays on fluid-loaded elastic plates and the mechanical analogues of rainbow trapping and mode conversion.New J Phys, 20, 053017. (doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/aabecf)
Carta G, Colquitt DJ, Movchan NV, Movchan AB, Jones IS. 2020 A new class of chiral flexural waves in structured plates: directional localisation and control.J Mech Phys Solids, 137, 103866 (doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2020.103866).
Colquitt DJ, Colombi A, Craster RV, Roux P, Guenneau SRL. 2017 Seismic metasurfaces: Sub-wavelength resonators and Rayleigh wave interaction. J Mech Phys Solids, 99, 379-393. (doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2016.12.004)
Maling BJ, Colquitt DJ, Craster RV. 2017 The homogenisation of Maxwell's equations with applications to photonic crystals and localised waveforms on gratings. Wave Motion, 69, 35-49. (doi: 10.1016/j.wavemoti.2016.11.003)
This project involves the analysis of finite and semi-infinite defects in elastic lattice systems. These defects may be dislocations or variations in inertial properties and, for finite defects, will have an associated spectrum of eigenstates. The focus of the research programme is on the analysis of these eigenstates and the fields in the vicinity of the defect sites; algorithms will be developed to study the solutions in various asymptotic regimes. The research programme will involve both analytical and numerical models. The project may also include the study of edge and interfacial waves in mechanical lattices.
Colquitt DJ, Nieves MJ, Jones IS, Movchan AB, Movchan NV. 2013 Localisation for a line defect in an infinite square lattice. Proc. R Soc. A 469 : 20120579. (doi: 10.1098/rspa.2012.0579)
Colquitt DJ, Nieves MJ, Jones IS, Movchan NV, Movchan AB. 2012 Trapping of a crack advancing through an elastic lattice.
Int J Eng Sci 61, 129–141. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2012.06.016)
Madine KH, Colquitt DJ. 2021 Dynamic Green's functions in discrete flexural systems. Q J Mech Appl Math, hbab006. (doi: 10.1093/qjmam/hbab006)