Diffraction of short waves modelled using new mapped wave envelope finite and infinite elements

E Chadwick, P Bettess, O Laghrouche

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    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 [1] 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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)335-354
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 30 May 1999

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