Large deformation effects give the opportunity for tuning and manipulating the dynamic properties of periodic microstructured materials, including those related to vibration control and band gap phenomena. We investigate the wave propagation properties in bioinspired nacre-like composite metamaterials subjected to uniaxial loading processes, also considering the onset of instabilities at the microscopic and macroscopic scales. The dynamic response of a new 2D lightened brick-and-mortar microstructure containing periodically arranged cavities is investigated, by analyzing the propagation of elastic waves superimposed on a deformed state by means of a Bloch-wave analysis. The band gap properties of the proposed advanced metamaterial were investigated in terms of spectral quantities as a function of the main geometrical parameters and of the level of applied deformations. Numerical results have shown that the elastic wave propagation is strongly influenced by the prestress state inducing microscopic instability, thus providing new opportunities to design periodic bioinspired composite metamaterials characterized by wave absorption capabilities as a function of microstructural evolution.
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