We consider a two-dimensional wave diffraction problem from a closed body such that the complex progressive wave potential satisfies the Sommerfeld condition and the Helmholtz equation. We are interested in the case where the wavelength is much smaller than any other length dimensions of the problem. We introduce new mapped wave envelope infinite elements to model the potential in the far field, and test them for some simple Dirichlet boundary condition problems. They are used in conjuction with wave envelope finite elements developed earlier  to model the potential in the near field. An iterative procedure is used in which an initial estimate of the phase is iteratively improved. The iteration scheme, by which the wave envelope and phase are recovered, is described in detail. Copyright (C) 1999 John Wiley gr Sons, Ltd.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 30 May 1999|