"Numerical Absorbing Boundary Conditions Based on a Damped Wave Equation for Pseudospectral Time-Domain Acoustic Simulations"

Research areas:
  • Uncategorized
Year:
2014
Type of Publication:
Article
Authors:
  • C. Spa
  • P. Reche-Lopez
  • E. Hernandez
Journal:
The Scientific World Journal
Pages:
1-9
ISSN:
1537-744X
Abstract:
In the context of wave-like phenomena, Fourier pseudospectral time-domain (PSTD) algorithms are some of the most efficient time-domain numerical methods for engineering applications. One important drawback of these methods is the so-called Gibbs phenomenon. This error can be avoided by using absorbing boundary conditions (ABC) at the end of the simulations. However, there is an important lack of ABC using a PSTD methods on a wave equation. In this paper, we present an ABC model based on a PSTD damped wave equation with an absorption parameter that depends on the position. Some examples of optimum variation profiles are studied analytically and numerically. Finally, the results of this model are also compared to another ABC model based on an hybrid formulation of the scalar perfectly matched layer.