Low-order continualization of an anisotropic membrane lattice with next-nearest interactions. Enhanced prediction of its dynamic behaviour Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2023

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 18


  • 104801


  • 97

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0997-7538

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-7285


  • In this paper, a novel anisotropic membrane lattice with nearest and next-nearest interactions (long-range forces) has been continualized through different standard and non-standard continualization procedures, which enables the development of new non-classical continuum models capable of accurately capturing the scale effects, present in the matter due to its discrete nature. The performance of these continuum models is assessed by means of both dispersion and natural frequencies analyses, where the discrete model is considered as a reference. In addition, the appearance of certain physical inconsistencies in some of the developed models is analysed, concluding that these only appear for those developed with continualizations based on Taylor expansion. Interestingly, the non-standard models suitably capture the dispersive behaviour of the discrete one, without both physical inconsistencies and higher-order spatial derivatives, thus avoiding the need for extra boundary conditions when finite solids are involved.


  • Biology and Biomedicine
  • Electronics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Telecommunications


  • continualization; dispersive behaviour; membrane lattice; natural frequencies; next-nearest interactions; pseudo-differential operator