Poster 21: Olivia Richards – Aerogel-based metamaterial design for helicopters

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Faculty mentor: Pai Wang

Our research is focused on metamaterials. We use their wave manipulating abilities to create a new material that will soundproof helicopters. We spent time designing unique cell structures for the material. After, we tested these designs with a finite element analysis program named Abaqus. We used compression to understand how these structures deform as well as how they interact with the cells surrounding them. These findings are important for our next steps toward sound damping behavior.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: olivia.richards@utah.edu

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