Transport of phase space densities through tetrahedral meshes using discrete flow mapping

Bajars, Janis, Chappell, David, Søndergaard, Niels and Tanner, Gregor (2016) Transport of phase space densities through tetrahedral meshes using discrete flow mapping. Journal of Computational Physics, 328 . pp. 95-108. ISSN 0021-9991

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Discrete flow mapping was recently introduced as an efficient ray based method determin- ing wave energy distributions in complex built up structures. Wave energy densities are transported along ray trajectories through polygonal mesh elements using a finite dimen- sional approximation of a ray transfer operator. In this way the method can be viewed as a smoothed ray tracing method defined over meshed surfaces. Many applications re- quire the resolution of wave energy distributions in three-dimensional domains, such as in room acoustics, underwater acoustics and for electromagnetic cavity problems. In this work we extend discrete flow mapping to three-dimensional domains by propagating wave energy densities through tetrahedral meshes. The geometric simplicity of the tetrahedral mesh elements is utilised to efficiently compute the ray transfer operator using a mixture of analytic and spectrally accurate numerical integration. The important issue of how to choose a suitable basis approximation in phase space whilst maintaining a reasonable computational cost is addressed via low order local approximations on tetrahedral faces in the position coordinate and high order orthogonal polynomial expansions in momentum space.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Noise and Vibration, Dynamical Energy Analysis, Frobenius Peron operator
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
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Depositing User: Tanner, Prof Gregor
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 08:51
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:17

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