Accession Number:

ADA517008

Title:

Hearing Protection for High-Noise Environments. Attachment 2: Matrix Elements of Volumetric Integral Operators in Acoustics and Elasticity for Node-Based Basis Functions on Tetrahedral Supports

Descriptive Note:

Final performance rept. 1 Oct 2007-30 Nov 2009

Corporate Author:

MONOPOLE RESEARCH THOUSAND OAKS CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

A new method of evaluation of matrix elements of the monopole and dipole terms of the Greens function appearing in volumetric integral equations in acoustics and elasticity is presented. The procedure offers both analytical simplicity and accuracy. It does not require the conventional singularity extraction procedure and it offers improved computational efficiency since it reduces six-dimensional volumetric integrals to four-dimensional surface integrals with nonsingular integrands. The Galerkin method is used in the evaluation of matrix elements. As the result we obtained a set of semi-analytical, numerically stable expressions for all matrix elements of integral equation operators appearing in first order volumetric integral equations, second order volumetric integral equations, as well as those appearing in the surface equivalent formulation integral equations applicable to geometries composed of an arbitrary number of piecewise homogeneous material regions. The paper on this subject is in preparation.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Acoustics
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE