The control of flexural waves represents a scientific and technological challenge due to their fundamental scientific aspects and to the big amount of applications in mechanical engineering.

Acoustic black holes (ABH) and structured plates are nowadays systems that allows the control of this type of waves, showing possibilities ranging from the reduction of vibrations to the waveguiding, energy trapping and energy harvesting. The recent interest of the such structures is growing exponentially and different scientific communities as the one of the ABH and that of the structured plates are converging.

In this context this workshop aims to bring together skills and knowledge of the complementary communities of scientists working on ABH and structured plates. This workshop provides a framework for an efficient information exchange, helps to avoid duplication of research efforts and channels the work of groups involved in different projects towards this topic.

The workshop will be organized in two days with four structured sessions. Informal exchanges will be organized during the free time, between the speakers and the interested participants. In particular, scientific exchanges around live experiments or ilustrative videos showing experimental set-ups will be organized. Therefore discussions can be organized on the basis of real experimental situations. Poster sessions will be organized to encourage participants to present their works. During all the conference, photos and video will be taken.


  • 4 march 2018 : end of abstract submission
  • Extended date for abstract submission 21 March 2018
  • 31 march 2018 : end of registrations
  • 3-4 may 2018 : workshop attendance

Organizing committee

F. Gautier (Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans (LAUM), France)

A. Pelat (Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans (LAUM), France)

V. Romero-García (Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans (LAUM), France)

J.-P. Groby (Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans (LAUM), France)

O. Aklouche (Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans (LAUM), France)

J. Leng (Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans (LAUM), France)

R. Picó-Vila (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

Financial support

The workshop is partly supported by the LMAc institute, Le Mans Acoustique. This symposium is an action of the "METAPLAQ" research project funded over the period 2016-2019.



Le Mans Acoustique



ENSIM - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs du Mans

Le Mans Université





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