A Plane Wave Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Acoustic Scattering

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lind 305
Shelvean Kapita (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
We consider the numerical solution of an acoustic scattering problem by the Plane Wave Discontinuous Galerkin Method (PWDG) in the exterior of a bounded domain in two dimensions. In order to apply the PWDG method, we introduce an artificial boundary to truncate the domain, and we impose a non-local Dirichlet-to-Neumann (DtN) boundary condition on the artificial curve. To define the method, we introduce new consistent numerical fluxes that incorporate the truncated series of the DtN map. Error estimates with respect to the truncation order of the DtN map, and with respect to mesh width are derived. Numerical results suggest that the accuracy of the PWDG method for the acoustic scattering problem can be significantly improved by using DtN boundary conditions.