Exterior Acoustics Using Infinite Elements 2019-01-1508
The idea of employing an infinite element to solve acoustic problems in an unbounded domain has demonstrated significant promise. Starting from first principles, the detailed element formulation for a mapped wave-envelope infinite element is presented. This, in conjunction with an efficient search algorithm to map receiver grid locations to the pertinent infinite element on the boundary, is used to enhance an established finite-element based vibro-acoustic solver for frequency response in order to solve large scale industrial problems. The solver is then subjected to a thorough validation and verification study using problems whose solutions are established either through classical texts or alternative approaches to demonstrate the accuracy, robustness and efficiency of the current solution.