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The method of fundamental solutions for acoustic wave scattering by a single and a periodic array of poroelastic scatterers

Abstract : The Method of Fundamental Solutions (MFS) is now a well-established technique that has proved to be reliable for a specific range of wave problems such as the scattering of acoustic and elastic waves by obstacles and inclusions of regular shapes. The goal of this study is to show that the technique can be extended to solve transmission problems whereby an incident acoustic pressure wave impinges on a poroelastic material of finite dimension. For homogeneous and isotropic materials, the wave equations for the fluid phase and solid phase displacements can be decoupled thanks to the Helmholtz decomposition. This allows for a simple and systematic way to construct fundamental solutions for describing the wave displacement field in the material. The efficiency of the technique relies on choosing an appropriate set of fundamental solutions as well as properly imposing the transmission conditions at the air-porous interface. In this paper, we address this issue showing results involving bidimensional scatterers of various shapes. In particular, it is shown that reliable error indicators can be used to assess the quality of the results. Comparisons with results computed using a mixed pressure-displacement finite element formulation illustrate the great advantages of the MFS both in terms of computational resources and mesh preparation. The extension of the method for dealing with the scattering by an infinite array of periodic scatterers is also presented.
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Benoit Nennig, Emmanuel Perrey-Debain, Jean-Daniel Chazot. The method of fundamental solutions for acoustic wave scattering by a single and a periodic array of poroelastic scatterers. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Elsevier, 2011, 35 (8), pp.1019-1028. ⟨10.1016/j.enganabound.2011.03.007⟩. ⟨hal-00694764⟩

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