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Coupling of a time domain boundary element method to compliant surface models

Hargreaves, JA and Cox, TJ 2010, Coupling of a time domain boundary element method to compliant surface models , in: EAA Euroregio Conference, 15 - 18 September 2010, Ljubljana.

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    Abstract

    The Boundary Element Method (BEM) can be used to predict the scattering of sound in rooms. It reduces the problem of modelling the volume of air to one involving only the surfaces; hence the number of unknowns scales more favourably with problem size and frequency than it does for volumetric methods such as FEM and FDTD. The time domain BEM predicts the transient scattering of sound, and is usually solved in an iterative manner by marching on in time from known initial conditions. Accurate representation of surface properties is crucial to obtain realistic simulations and the use of surface impedance is an established solution to this for frequency-domain problems. Recent research has successfully coupled digital filter representations of surface impedance to FDTD models, but the best way of achieving this for time domain BEM is currently unresolved. These authors have previously published work which coupled a time domain BEM to a surface-reflectance well model. This paper builds upon that work to couple state of the art material representations from FDTD with time domain BEM. Accuracy, efficiency and effect on algorithm stability are compared.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
    Refereed: No
    Depositing User: JA Hargreaves
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 14:00
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:20
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19381

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