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Enriched Constant Elements in the Boundary Element Method for Solving 2D Acoustic Problems at Higher Frequencies

Zonglin Li1,2, Zhenyu Gao2, Yijun Liu2,*

1 School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001, China
2 Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, 518055, China

* Corresponding Author: Yijun Liu. Email: email

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2024, 138(3), 2159-2175. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmes.2023.030920

Abstract

The boundary element method (BEM) is a popular method for solving acoustic wave propagation problems, especially those in exterior domains, owing to its ease in handling radiation conditions at infinity. However, BEM models must meet the requirement of 6–10 elements per wavelength, using the conventional constant, linear, or quadratic elements. Therefore, a large storage size of memory and long solution time are often needed in solving higher-frequency problems. In this work, we propose two new types of enriched elements based on conventional constant boundary elements to improve the computational efficiency of the 2D acoustic BEM. The first one uses a plane wave expansion, which can be used to model scattering problems. The second one uses a special plane wave expansion, which can be used to model radiation problems. Five examples are investigated to show the advantages of the enriched elements. Compared with the conventional constant elements, the new enriched elements can deliver results with the same accuracy and in less computational time. This improvement in the computational efficiency is more evident at higher frequencies (with the nondimensional wave numbers exceeding 100). The paper concludes with the potential of our proposed enriched elements and plans for their further improvement.

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Enriched Constant Elements in the Boundary Element Method for Solving 2D Acoustic Problems at Higher Frequencies

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Li, Z., Gao, Z., Liu, Y. (2024). Enriched constant elements in the boundary element method for solving 2D acoustic problems at higher frequencies. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 138(3), 2159-2175. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmes.2023.030920
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Li Z, Gao Z, Liu Y. Enriched constant elements in the boundary element method for solving 2D acoustic problems at higher frequencies. Comput Model Eng Sci. 2024;138(3):2159-2175 https://doi.org/10.32604/cmes.2023.030920
IEEE Style
Z. Li, Z. Gao, and Y. Liu "Enriched Constant Elements in the Boundary Element Method for Solving 2D Acoustic Problems at Higher Frequencies," Comput. Model. Eng. Sci., vol. 138, no. 3, pp. 2159-2175. 2024. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmes.2023.030920



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