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Iterative Coupling Between the TBEM and the MFS Part I - AcousticWave Propagation

António Tadeu1,2, Julieta António1, Patrícia Ferreira3

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Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2013, 91(3), 153-176.


This paper presents an iterative coupling between a formulation based on the normal derivative of the integral equation (TBEM) and the method of fundamental solutions (MFS) for the transient analysis of acoustic wave propagation problems in the presence of multiple inclusions. The proposed formulation overcomes the individual limitations of each method, requires less computer memory and may use less CPU time than a full direct coupling formulation scheme. In the proposed formulation each inclusion is solved individually, successively, using the TBEM or the MFS and scatters a field that it is seen as an incident field at each of the other inclusions. The iterative process is stopped when the field scattered by each individual inclusion is negligible. The final solution is the sum of all the scattered field contributions. The inclusions are coupled by imposing the required boundary conditions. The accuracy of the proposed algorithms, using different numbers of inclusions, is verified by comparing the solutions against reference solutions established by solving a full coupling system. The applicability of the proposed method is shown by simulating the acoustic behavior of a set of rigid acoustic screens in the vicinity of a dome.


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Tadeu, A., António, J., Ferreira, P. (2013). Iterative Coupling Between the TBEM and the MFS Part I - AcousticWave Propagation. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 91(3), 153–176.

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