Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1993

Publication Title

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Abstract

This paper discusses a finite element formulation with an absorbing boundary condition to simulate acoustic scattering phenomena in a general situation, that is, including density as well as sound velocity variations of single and multi-scatterers of arbitrary two-dimensional cross sections. In this model, a Galerkin finite element formulation is incorporated with an absorbing boundary operator that explicitly accounts for the open field problem by mapping the Sommerfeld radiation condition from the far field to the near field. By applying the absorbing boundary operator on the artificial boundary of the finite domain, the truncation errors as well as the artificial reflected power is minimized without compromising the sparsity of the finite element matrix. Performance analysis indicates that the absorbing boundary operator increases the accuracy from O(1/r3/2) to O(1/r9/2). the numerical results are compared with analytical solutions of cylindrical scatterers of different sizes and at different frequencies. Also, the flexibility of the model is demonstrated by simulating inhomogeneous scatterers and multi-scattering configurations.

Volume

94

Issue

3

First Page Number

1651

Last Page Number

1662

DOI

10.1121/1.408138

Publisher Statement

Copyright 1993 Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. The following article appeared in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 94(3) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.408138.

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