Acoustique et Mécanique des Matériaux Poreux
The activities of the Acoustics and Mechanics of Porous Materials research group were initiated in the 80’s by the research of J. F. Allard (Professor at the University of Le Mans till he retired in 2011). Prof. J.F. Allard received the Biot medal in 2008 and the Decibel d’Or special price in 2011 for his contribution in the modeling of acoustic wave propagation in air saturated porous materials.
Nowadays, the activities of our group focus on the acoustics and dynamic behavior of sound absorbing complex materials, mostly involving porous materials saturated by air, but also some specific research is conducted on porous materials saturated by heavy fluids, like water (bone modeling, geophysics...).
The activities are organized around three topics which are highly interconnected :
- the characterization of the acoustic, non-acoustic, and mechanical properties of porous materials and sound absorbing materials
- the modeling either aimed at the development of models to describe the propagation of acoustic waves in porous materials in various frequency regimes, or aimed at the numerical modeling of acoustic waves in structures involving porous materials
- the design of new complex structures,inspired by metamaterials to enhance the absorption properties of acoustically absorbent materials
We are always pleased to invite and hire post-doctoral researchers who have skills in one or several of the research group domains.
Abilities in experimental studies are very welcome but we are also interested in theoretical and numerical skills.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
Academic and technical staff :
- Bruno BROUARD (MCF)
- Bernard CASTAGNÈDE (Pr)
- Olivier DAZEL (Pr)
- Claude DEPOLLIER (Emeritus)
- Aroune DUCLOS (MCF)
- Jean-Philippe GROBY (CR CNRS)
- Michel HENRY (MCF-HDR)
- Denis LAFARGE (CR CNRS), current leader of the research group
- Stephane LEBON (AI CNRS)
- Vicent ROMERO-GARCIA (CR CNRS)
- Sohbi SAHRAOUI (Pr)
- Vincent TOURNAT (DR CNRS)
- J. P. Parra Martinez, Global acoustical thermal optimization methods for sound packages, International PhD cotutelle KTH – ECO2 Center, Sweden (2012-)
- P. C. Iglesias, Non-local theory for sound absorbing materials, (2014-)
Former PhD Students (defence after 2010)
- C. Lagarrigue (2010-2013), now in Met@coustic
- N. Nemati (2009-2012), now Post-doc in Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- A. Geslain (2008-2011), now Assistant Professor in Univ. de Bourgogne, ISAT
Former Post-doc (since 2010)
- Thomas Weisser (2013-2014), now Assistant Professor in Univ. de Haute Alsace
- Aurélien Merkel (2013-2014), now Post-doc in LAUM
- J. Prisutova, PhD student for the University of Bradford/Sheffield (UK) -6 months in 2013 and 1 month in 2014-
- A. Färn, PhD student from KTH- Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) -3 months in 2012-
- O. Umnova, Reader from the University of Salford (UK) -6 months in 2012/2013-
- K. Horoshenkov, Professor from the University of Sheffield (UK) -1 month in2012-
- ANR blanc Metaudible (2017-2013) aims to design metamaterials for the absorption of audible sound. This project is coordinated by LAUM, together with LISMMA and LGCB, and co-founded by ANR and FRAE.
- Le Mans Acoustique Decimap (2014-2017) aims to characterize non-Newtonian fluid saturated porous materials by means of pulse deconvolution (Research Groups Ultrasound and Acoustics and Mechanics of Porous Materials). This project is coordinated by LAUM, together with IRCCYN.
Old Projects (since 2010)
- 6-months foreign senior researcher professorship grant (2013-2012) from the Région Pays de la Loire for O. Umnova (Univ. de Salford, UK).
- PHC TOURNESOL FL 2011 - 25352YD (2012-2010), for researcher exchange between LAUM and ATF, KULeuven on the sustainable design of structured acoustic materials.
The usual characterization procedures for the recovery of the acoustic and non acoustic parameters of the Johnson-Champoux-Allard model (flowmeter, standard diameter impedance tubes, ultrasounds) and of the mechanical parameters (rigidimeter) have been transfered to the acoustic group of CTTM.
The activities of the research group regarding the characterization of porous materials now focus on :
- the recovery of the Pride-Lafarge model parameters by use of a specially designed impedance sensor (see Figure 1) jointly developed by LAUM and CTTM. These parameters are particularly important for the low frequency modeling of the porous materials behavior. This work is conducted in collaboration with CTTM
- the characterization of the parameter profiles of macroscopically inhomogeneous porous materials. This work is conducted in collaboration with the University of Bradford
- the development of a specific set-up for the measurement of the reflection and absorption coefficients of sound absorbing materials with a single microphone
- the mechanical characterization of porous materials, in particular anisotropic and compressed foams, by use of the rigidimeter shown Figure 2. This work is conducted in collaboration with CTTM
- the mechanical characterization of porous materials by use of surface acoustic waves. This work is conducted in collaboration with the KULeuven and the Université de Bourgogne
Besides some of the widely used models to describe the acoustic propagation in air saturated porous materials developed at the Laboratory (Johnson-Champoux-Allard model or Pride-Lafarge model), the modeling of porous metamaterials is currently of particular importance. A nonlocal model accounting for both time and spatial dispersion of the acoustic propagation in acoustic metamaterials has been recently developed in the laboratory and is currently one of the most relevant ongoing work of the group on physical models.
Regarding numerical modeling of the acoustic wave propagation in structure involving porous materials various in-house codes have been developed :
- a stable Transfer Matrix Method, allowing for the simulation of the acoustic wave propagation in multilayer structures, involving alternatively elastic, poroelastic, equivalent fluid, or fluid layers has been recently developed. This method avoids crashes and divergence of the calculations sometimes encountered with TMM procedures as well as it benefits from a decreased number of unknowns compared with classical TMM
- some in-house Finite-Element code for the solution of the acoustic response of
- axisymmetric problems involving poroelastic materials, double porosity poroelastic materials
- periodic structures involving porous materials, see for example Figure 3
- a reformulation of the Biot theory (Dazel et al. 2007) that is suitable for numerical and semi-analytical calculations, see for example Figure 4
- reduced model techniques, which enable the calculations of the acoustic response of complex structures by a use of a judiciously chosen number of mode in each substructure that composed to whole complex structure, see for example Figure 5
- specific semi-analytical codes to solve multi-scattering problems
- developments of discontinuous Galerkin methods with plane waves for sound absorbing materials. This work is conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton (UK)
Classical sound absorbing porous materials suffer from a lack of absorption at low frequency, when compared to their efficiency at higher frequency. This is due to the intrinsic absorption mechanisms, which only rely on the viscous and thermal losses. To enhance the absorption of porous based complex structures, porous materials should be combined with volume or surface heterogeneities. The excitation of the resonances due to the presence of heterogeneities and/or to the resonant heterogeneities themselves induces a localization of the energy inside the structures and therefore an enhancement of absorption properties.
Several configurations are studied as a first step :
- resonant sonic crystals, possibly made of natural materials, for their abnormal transmission combining bandgaps due to periodicity with those associated to resonances of the scatterers, see Figure 6
- sonic crystals composed of non-circular cross section scatterers for their tunability as well as their ability to guide acoustic waves and perform multiplexing
- macroscopically inhomogeneous porous materials, either poroelastic or under the rigid frame approximation, for their ability to combine adaptation of the impedance between the porous material and the air medium with large absorption properties associated with increasing flow resistivity profiles. These research on graded porous materials are conducted in collaboration with the Université de Bourgogne and the University of Bradford
The second step consists of embedding inclusions, possibly resonant, inside porous materials, and possibly coupled with surface irregularities leading to metaporous materials. These metaporous materials present quite enhanced absorption properties. Sound absorption can be higher than 0.9 for wavelength 10 times larger than the thickness of the structures, see for example Figures 3 and 7. This research is conducted in collaboration with the University of Salford and Supmeca.
Some movies showing the snapshot of the pressure field inside the unit cell as a function of frequency along the absorption curve can be found on youtube in the case of :
- a 2 cm thick Fireflex foam with 3 circular inclusions and an irregularity of the rigid backing, here
- a 2.1 cm thick Melamine foam with periodic split-ring resonators embedded in with alternate orientations, here
- Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK
- Acoustics Research Centre, University of Salford, UK
- Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK
- Acoustics and Thermal Physics, KULeuven, Belgium
- Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, Marseille, France
- The phononic group of IEMN, Lille, France
- The Center of Technology Transfer of Le Mans, France
- Supméca, Saint-Ouen, France
- Université de Bourgogne, ISAT, Nevers, France
- ENTPE, Vaulx en Velin, France
Defence (since 2010)
- C. Lagarrigue (2013), Efficient acoustic metamaterials for the absorption of sound in the audible frequency range : simulations and experiments
- N. Nemati (2012), Macroscopic theory of sound propagation in rigid-framed porous materials allowing for spatial dispersion : principle and validation, download the PhD here
- A. Geslain (2011), Natural and induced anisotropy of porous materials : Experiments and modeling, download the PhD here
- O. Dazel (2011), Numerical methods for the Biot theory in acoustics, download the manuscript here
Award (since 2010)
- J.F. Allard, Decibel d’Or special price in 2011 for his contribution in the modeling of acoustic wave propagation in air saturated porous materials
- C. Lagarrigue, Concours National de Création d’Entreprise de Technologie Innovante, coorganized by the French ministry of research and BPI France
- C. Lagarrigue, Sarthe Me Up, organized by Conseil Général de la Sarthe
- C. Lagarrigue, Yves Rocard price from the French Acoustical Society
Patent (since 2010)
WO2015028760 (A1) - ACOUSTIC PANEL, published in march 2015. Inventors : C. Lagarrigue, J.-P. Groby, V. Tournat, O. Dazel, and B. Nennig
Publications (since 2010)
- J.-P. Groby, E. Ogam, L. De Ryck, N. Sebaa, and W. Lauriks, Analytical method for ultrasonic characterization of homogeneous rigid porous materials from transmitted and reflected coefficients, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127 : 764-772, 2010.
- J.-P. Groby, W. Lauriks, and T.E. Vigran, Total absorption peak by use of a rigid frame porous layer backed with a rigid multi-irregularities grating, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127 : 2865-2874, 2010.
- O. Dazel, B. Brouard, N. Dauchez, A. Geslain, and C.H. Lamarque, A Free Interface CMS Technique to the Resolution of Coupled Problem Involving Porous Materials, Application to a Monodimensional Problem, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 96 : 247-257, 2010.
- O. Dazel and V. Tournat, Nonlinear Biot waves in porous media with application to unconsolidated granular media, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127 : 692-702, 2010.
- E. Ogam, C. Depollier, and Z.E.A. Fellah, The direct problem of acoustic diffraction of an audible probe radiation by an air-saturated porous cylinder, J. Appl. Phys., 108 : 113519, 2010.
- E. Ogam, C. Depollier, and Z.E.A. Fellah, The direct and inverse problems of an air-saturated porous cylinder submitted to acoustic radiation, Rev. Sci. instrum., 81 : 094902, 2010.
- E. Ogam, Z.E.A. Fellah, N. Sebaa, and J.-P. Groby, Non-ambiguous recovery of Biot poroelastic parameters of cellular panels using transmitted ultrasonic waves, J. Sound and Vib., 330 : 1074-1090, 2011.
- J.-F. Allard, O. Dazel, G. Gautier, J.-P. Groby, and W. Lauriks, Prediction of sound reflexion by corrugated porous surfaces, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129 : 1696-1706, 2011.
- J.-P. Groby, A. Duclos, O. Dazel, L. Boeckx, et W. Lauriks, Absorption of a rigid frame porous layer with periodic circular inclusions backed by a periodic grating, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129 : 3035-3046, 2011.
- J. Descheemaeker, C. Glorieux, W. Lauriks, J.-P. Groby, L. Boeckx, and P. Leclaire, Study of circumfential waves on a layered poroelestic cylinder, Acta Acoustica united with Acustica, 97 : 734-743, 2011.
- A. Geslain, O. Dazel, S. Sahraoui, J.-P. Groby, and W. Lauriks, Influence of static compression on mechanical parameters of acoustic foams, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130 : 818-825, 2011.
- G. Gautier, J.P. Groby, O. Dazel, L. Kelders, L. De Ryck, and P. Leclaire, Propagation of acoustic waves in a one-dimensional macroscopically inhomogeneous poroelastic material, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130 : 1390-1398, 2011.
- M. Sadouki, M. Fellah, Z.E.A. Fellah, Z. E. A., E. Ogam, N. Sebaa, F.G. Mitri, and C. Depollier, Measuring static thermal permeability and inertial factor of rigid porous materials, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130 : 2627-2630, 2011.
- J.-P. Groby, A. Duclos, O. Dazel, L. Boeckx, and L. Kelders, Enhancing absorption coefficient of a backed rigid frame porous layer by embedding circular periodic inclusions, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130 : 3771-3780, 2011.
- J.-P. Groby, E. Ogam, A. Wirgin, et S. Xu, Recovery of material parameters of a soft elastic layer, Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations, 57 : 317-336, 2012.
- B. Nennig, Y. Renou, J.-P. Groby, and Y. Aurégan, A mode matching approach for modeling 2D porous grating with rigid or soft incluions, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 131 : 3841-3852, 2012.
- A. Geslain, J.-P. Groby, O. Dazel, S. Mahasaranon, K. V. Horoshenkov, and A. Khan, An application of the Peano series expansion to predict sound propagation in materials with continuous pore stratification, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 132 : 208-215, 2012.
- J.-P. Groby, O. Dazel, C. Depollier, E. Ogam, and L. Kelders, Scattering of acoustic waves by macroscopically inhomogeneous poroelastic tubes, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 132 : 477-486, 2012.
- H. Pichard O. Richoux, and J.-P. Groby, Experimental demonstrations in audible frequency range of band gap tunability and negative refraction in two-dimensional sonic crystal, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 132 : 2816-2822, 2012.
- O. Dazel, F. X. Becot, and L. Jaouen, Biot Effects for Sound Absorbing Double Porosity Materials, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 98 : 567-576, 2012.
- J.B. Legland, V. Tournat, O. Dazel, A. Novak, and V. Gusev, Linear and nonlinear Biot waves in a noncohesive granular medium slab : Transfer function, self-action, second harmonic generation, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 131 : 4292-4303, 2012.
- C. Lagarrigue, J.-P. Groby, and V. Tournat, Sustainable sonic crystal made of resonating bamboo rods, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 133 : 247-254, 2013.
- J.-P. Groby, B. Brouard, O. Dazel, B. Nennig, and L. Kelders, Enhancing the absorption of a rigid frame porous layer by use of a rigid backing with three-dimensional periodic multi-irregularities, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 133 : 821-831, 2013.
- O. Dazel, J.-P. Groby, B. Brouard, and C. Potel, A stable method to model the acoustic response of multilayered structures, J. Appl. Phys., 113 : 083506, 2013.
- V. Romero Garcia, C. Lagarrigue, J.-P. Groby, O. Richoux, and V. Tournat, Tunability of band gaps and waveguides in periodic arrays of square-rod scatterers : Theory and experimental realization, J. Phys. D : Appl. Phys., 46 : 305108, 2013.
- D. Lafarge and N. Nemati, Nonlocal Maxwellian theory of sound propagation in fluid-saturated rigid-framed porousmedia, Wave Motion ; 50:1016-1035, 2013.
- C. Lagarrigue, J.-P. Groby, V. Tournat, O. Dazel, and O. Umnova, Absorption of sound by porous layers with embedded periodic array of resonant inclusions, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., special issue POROUS MATERIAL, 134 : 4670-4680, 2013.
- S. Sahraoui, B. Brouard, L. Benyahia, D. Parmentier, and A. Geslain, Normalized stiffness ratios for mechanical characterization of isotropic acoustic foams, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., special issue POROUS MATERIAL, 134 : 4624-4630, 2013.
- M. Fellah, Z. E. A. Fellah, E. Ogam, F. G. Mitri, and C. Depollier, Generalized equation for transient-wave propagation in continuous inhomogeneous rigid-frame porous materials at low frequencies, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., special issue POROUS MATERIAL, 134 : 4642-4648, 2013.
- O. Dazel, B. Brouard, J.-P. Groby, and P. Goransson, A normal modes technique to reduce the order of poroelastic models - Application to 2D and coupled 3D models, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 96 : 110-128, 2013.
- J. Kergomard, D. Lafarge, J. Gilbert, Transients in porous media : exact and modelled time-domain Green’s functions, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 99 : 557-571, 2013.
- G. Ogam, J.-P. Groby, and E. Ogam, A nonlinear vibration spectroscopy model for structures with closed cracks, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 59 : 60-68, 2014.
- C. Glorieux, J. Descheemaeker, Jan Vandenbroeck, J.-P. Groby, L. Boeckx, P. Khurana, and N.B. Roozen, Temperature and frequency dependence of the visco-elasticity of a poro-elastic layer, Appli. Acoust., 83 : 123-126, 2014.
- A. Elliott, R. Venegas, J.-P. Groby, and O. Umnova, Omnidirectional acoustic absorber with a porous core and a graded index matching layer, J. Appl. Phys., 115 : 204902, 2014.
- J.-P. Groby, B. Nennig, C. Lagarrigue, B. Brouard, O. Dazel, and V. Tournat, Using simple shape three-dimensional inclusions to enhance porous layer absorption, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 136 : 1139-1148, 2014.
- J. Prisutova, K. Horoshenkov, J.-P. Groby, et B. Brouard, A method to determine the acoustic reflection and absorption coefficients of porous media by using modal dispersion, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 136 : 947–2958, 2014.
- M. Sadouki, Z. E. A. Fellah, A. Berbiche, M. Fellah, F. G. Mitri, E. Ogam, and C. Depollier, Measuring static viscous permeability of porous absorbing materials, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 135:3163-3171, 2014.
- A. Cebrecos, R. Pico, V. Romero-Garcia, A.M. Yasser, L. Maigyte, R. Herrero, M. Botey, V. J. Sanchez-Morcillo and K. Staliunas, Enhanced transmission band in periodic media with loss modulation, Appl. Phys. Lett., 105 : 204104, 2014.
- J. Christensen, V. Romero-Garcia, R. Pico, A. Cebrecos, F. J. Garcia de Abajo, N. A. Mortensen, M. Willatzen and V. J. Sanchez-Morcillo, Extraordinary absorption of sound in porous lamella-crystals, Scientific Reports, 4 : 4674, 2014.
- N. Nemati and D. Lafarge, Check on a nonlocal Maxwellian theory of sound propagation in fluid-saturated rigid-framed porous media, Wave Motion, 51:716–728, 2014.
- J.-P. Groby, B. Nennig, C. Lagarrigue, B. Brouard, O. Dazel, and V. Tournat, Enhancing the absorption properties of acoustic porous plates by periodically embedding Helmholtz resonators, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137 : 273-280, 2015.
- J.-P. Groby, W. Huang, A. Lardeau and Y. Aurégan, The use of slow waves to design simple sound absorbing materials, J. Appl. Phys. 117 ; 124903, 2015.
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email : Denis.Lafarge univ-lemans.fr
Phone : +33 2 43 83 36 25