Phononic crystal is an artificial periodic structure in which elastic constants distribute periodically. In this paper, a two dimensional Bragg scattering phononic crystal was introduced into low-frequency noise reduction facility in the brake originally. Through the theoretical analysis by using Plane-wave Expansion Method to obtain the band diagram of a phononic crystal with holes periodically arranged in the 45 carbon steel plate and establishing the equivalent model in motion as the brake, we find an approximate bandgap between 0–5400Hz in the low-frequency range while the complete static bandgaps are distributed in the high-frequency range. It is believed that this kind of extremely low-frequency bandgap is due to the combination of the vibration of a single scatter and the interaction among scatters. In order to demonstrate the theory, contrastive experiment was taken. Noise spectrum diagram of the origin plate without holes was obtained in the first experiment. According to the equivalent model, the two dimensional air column/steel matrix phononic crystal structure in which filling rate was 40% was designed to apply in the test apparatus so that the frequency range (2050 to 2300Hz) of strong noise would be involved in this bandgap. Moreover, the noise in the whole frequency range (0–2550Hz) went down. This phenomenon proved that experiment result was coincident with theoretic consequence. The maximum decreasing amplitude of the noise reached as much as 25dB and the average decreasing amplitude was about 13dB from 2050 to 2300 Hz. In a word, this bandgap which is the combination effect of structure periodicity or the Mie scattering has an obvious extremely low-frequency characteristic in noise and vibration control in the brake.

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