Numerical absorbing boundary conditions for the wave equation
Author:
Robert L. Higdon
Journal:
Math. Comp. 49 (1987), 6590
MSC:
Primary 65N05; Secondary 35L05
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890254
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Abstract: We develop a theory of difference approximations to absorbing boundary conditions for the scalar wave equation in several space dimensions. This generalizes the work of the author described in [8]. The theory is based on a representation of analytical absorbing boundary conditions proven in [8]. These conditions are defined by compositions of firstorder, onedimensional differential operators. Here the operators are discretized individually, and their composition is used as a discretization of the boundary condition. The analysis of stability and reflection properties reduces to separate studies of the individual factors. A representation of the discrete boundary conditions makes it possible to perform the analysis geometrically, with little explicit calculation.
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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S00255718198708902541
PII:
S 00255718(1987)08902541
Keywords:
Absorbing boundary conditions,
wave equation,
initialboundary value problems
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