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1-D wave propagation in microstructured materials

version 1.3 (395 KB) by Andrea La Spina
This script performs a numerical simulation of the wave propagation in microstructured materials.


Updated 13 Oct 2021

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The code is based on Finite Element Method with Hermitian shape functions.
The interested reader can find the theory behind this simulation on my Academia page
The script allows you to choose all the geometric properties as well as the FEM parameters, like the number of finite elements, the number of Gauss integration points, the boundary and the initial conditions.
The time integration is performed through the Matlab ode45 solver based on the Dormant-Prince formula.
The analysis is linear and a Rayleigh damping can be taken into account.
The results are shown in many nice plots and an energetic balance validates also the accuracy of the analysis.
If you like the file, please give feedbacks.

Cite As

Andrea La Spina (2022). 1-D wave propagation in microstructured materials (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014a
Compatible with any release
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