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Title: Experimental evidence of bandgap structures in the lower jaw of the bottlenose dolphin (tursiops truncatus)
Authors: Dible, S.A.
Flint, James A.
Lepper, Paul A.
Editors: Dobbins, P
Keywords: Jawbone
Band gap
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Institute of Acoustics
Citation: DIBLE, S.A., FLINT, J.A. and LEPPER, P.A., 2009. Experimental evidence of bandgap structures in the lower jaw of the bottlenose dolphin (tursiops truncatus). IN: Fifth International Conference on Bio-acoustics 2009, 31st March-2nd April 2009, Loughborough. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, 31 (1), pp. 34 - 37
Abstract: Previous studies using the TLM numerical modelling technique have demonstrated the potential existence of bandgap structures within the lower jawbone of the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). The study presented here shows experimental evidence of the existence of these bandgaps within a 2-D structure that mimics the prinnciple dimensions of the lower teeth and jawbone of the Bottlenose dolphin. The bandgap present is due to the tooth structure in the lower jaw forming a periodic array of scattering elements, which results in the formation of an acoustic stop band that is angular dependent.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9540
Publisher Link: http://www.ioa.org.uk/
ISBN: 9781901656961
ISSN: 1478-6095
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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