Accession Number:

ADA393336

Title:

Global Discrete Artificial Boundary Conditions for Time-Dependent Wave Propagation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

Report Date:

2001-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

We construct global artificial boundary conditions ABCs for the numerical simulation of wave processes on unbounded domains using a special non-deteriorating algorithm that has been developed previously for the long-term computation of wave-radiation solutions. The ABCs are obtained directly for the discrete formulation of the problem in so doing, neither a rational approximation of non-reflecting kernels, nor discretization of the continuous boundary conditions is required. The extent of temporal nonlocality of the new ABCs appears fixed and limited in addition, the ABCs can handle artificial boundaries of irregular shape on regular grids with no fittingadaptation needed and no accuracy loss induced. The non-deteriorating algorithm, which is the core of the new ABCs, is inherently three-dimensional, it guarantees temporally uniform grid convergence of the solution driven by a continuously operating source on arbitrarily long time intervals, and provides unimprovable linear computational complexity with respect to the grid dimension. The algorithm is based on the presence of lacunae, i.e., aft fronts of the waves, in wave-type solutions in odd-dimension spaces. It can, in fact, be built as a modification on top of any consistent and stable finite-difference scheme, making its grid convergence uniform in time and at the same time keeping the rate of convergence the same as that of the non-modified scheme. In the paper, we delineate the construction of the global lacunae-based ABCs in the framework of a discretized wave equation. The ABCs are obtained for the most general formulation of the problem that involves radiation of waves by moving sources e.g., radiation of acoustic waves by a maneuvering aircraft. We also present systematic numerical results that corroborate the theoretical design properties of the ABCs algorithm.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE