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Multi-scale modelling of waves of porous media with applications to acoustic control and biomechanics

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Project "MUSAL" data sheet

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city: KEELE
postcode: ST5 5BG

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2017-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF KEELE UK (KEELE) coordinator 195˙454.00


 Project objective

Novel techniques will be developed to model the mechanics of porous media and elucidate wave propagation characteristics in these complex two-component heterogeneous materials. This will establish a more rigorous theoretical framework and provide deeper physical insight than currently possible. The applications and natural occurrence of such media are widespread, with important applications in acoustics, bio-mechanics, geophysics and engineering. Within this proposal, two areas of application will be explored in collaboration with non-academic partners. Firstly, results will underpin methods to better control environmental noise. As can be seen from the EU’s Policy on Environmental Noise this is an issue of significant concern, the policy stating that “The largest impact of environmental noise is on annoyance and sleep disturbance, health effects of noise to which more than 30% of EU population may be exposed. The external costs of noise in the EU amounts to at least 0.35% of its GDP, but much higher values may be found as new findings become available. In general, it is considered amongst the most relevant environment & health problems, just behind the impact of air quality.” The methods developed will have significant application to acoustic optimisation and control. Besides acoustic optimisation, determination of wave characteristics and better modelling of porous media have profound implications in modelling bone. Bone is a heterogeneous material with a complex hierarchical structure, occurring in two main forms, a dense solid and a porous medium filled by a viscous marrow. The EU’s Executive Agency for Health and Consumers estimates that 22% of the EU population experience long-term muscle, bone and joint problems, from which significant economic and social issues result. The results we will obtain, and resulting methodologies established, will have far reaching implications for the detection and monitoring of a number of chronic bone and joint conditions.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Igor V. Andrianov, Heiko Topol, Vladyslav V. Danishevskyy
Asymptotic analysis of heat transfer in composite materials with nonlinear thermal properties
published pages: 736-754, ISSN: 0017-9310, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.03.124
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 111 2019-07-23
2017 Igor V. Andrianov, Jan Awrejcewicz, Vladyslav V. Danishevskyy, Bernd Markert
Influence of geometric and physical nonlinearities on the internal resonances of a finite continuous rod with a microstructure
published pages: 359-371, ISSN: 0022-460X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2016.09.025
Journal of Sound and Vibration 386 2019-07-23
2017 Igor V. Andrianov, Vladyslav V. Danishevskyy, Heiko Topol, Graham A. Rogerson
Propagation of Floquet–Bloch shear waves in viscoelastic composites: analysis and comparison of interface/interphase models for imperfect bonding
published pages: 1177-1196, ISSN: 0001-5970, DOI: 10.1007/s00707-016-1765-4
Acta Mechanica 228/3 2019-07-23

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