Multiscale Petrov-Galerkin method for high-frequency heterogeneous Helmholtz equations

Brown, Donald, Gallistl, Dietmar and Peterseim, Daniel (2017) Multiscale Petrov-Galerkin method for high-frequency heterogeneous Helmholtz equations. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, 115 . pp. 85-115. ISSN 1439-7358

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This paper presents a multiscale Petrov-Galerkin finite element method for time-harmonic acoustic scattering problems with heterogeneous coefficients in the high-frequency regime. We show that the method is pollution free also in the case of heterogeneous media provided that the stability bound of the continuous problem grows at most polynomially with the wave number k. By generalizing classical estimates of Melenk (Ph.D. Thesis 1995) and Hetmaniuk (Commun. Math. Sci. 5, 2007) for homogeneous medium, we show that this assumption of polynomially wave number growth holds true for a particular class of smooth heterogeneous material coefficients. Further, we present numerical examples to verify our stability estimates and implement an example in the wider class of discontinuous coefficients to show computational applicability beyond our limited class of coefficients.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
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Depositing User: Brown, Donald
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:41

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