A mixed-FEM and BEM coupling for the approximation of the scattering of thermal waves in locally non-homogeneous media
Dep. Matemática e Informática, Universidad
Pública de Navarra. Campus de Arrosadía, 31006 Pamplona,
2 Dep. Matemática Aplicada, Universidad de Zaragoza. C.P.S., 50018 Zaragoza, Spain.
Revised: 23 May 2006
This paper proposes and analyzes a BEM-FEM scheme to approximate a time-harmonic diffusion problem in the plane with non-constant coefficients in a bounded area. The model is set as a Helmholtz transmission problem with adsorption and with non-constant coefficients in a bounded domain. We reformulate the problem as a four-field system. For the temperature and the heat flux we use piecewise constant functions and lowest order Raviart-Thomas elements associated to a triangulation approximating the bounded domain. For the boundary unknowns we take spaces of periodic splines. We show how to transmit information from the approximate boundary to the exact one in an efficient way and prove well-posedness of the Galerkin method. Error estimates are provided and experimentally corroborated at the end of the work.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 65J05 / 65N30 / 65N38 / 65R20
Key words: Coupling / finite elements / boundary elements / exterior boundary value problem / Helmholtz equation.
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