Second-order homogenization of boundary and transmission conditions for one-dimensional waves in periodic media

Rémi Cornaggia, Bojan B. Guzina

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We consider the homogenized boundary and transmission conditions governing the mean-field approximations of 1D waves in finite periodic media within the framework of two-scale analysis. We establish the homogenization ansatz (up to the second order of approximation), for both types of problems, by obtaining the relevant boundary correctors and exposing the enriched boundary and transmission conditions as those of Robin type. Rigorous asymptotic analysis is performed for boundary conditions, while the applicability to transmission conditions is demonstrated via numerical simulations. Within this framework, we also propose an optimized second-order model of the homogenized wave equation for 1D periodic media, that follows more accurately the exact dispersion relationship and generally enhances the performance of second-order approximation. The proposed analysis is applied toward the long-wavelength approximation of waves in finite periodic bilaminates, subject to both boundary and transmission conditions. A set of numerical simulations is included to support the mathematical analysis and illustrate the effectiveness of the homogenization scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-102
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
StatePublished - Apr 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported in part by the Sommerfield fellowship to RC at the University of Minnesota, and by a postdoctoral fellowship granted by the Labex Mécanique et complexité to RC at Aix-Marseille University. The first author also thanks Cédric Bellis and Bruno Lombard for fruitful discussions and remarks.

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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd


  • Boundary correctors
  • Effective boundary conditions
  • Effective transmission conditions
  • Homogenization
  • Wave equation


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