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NOVEL BASIS FUNCTIONS FOR THE PARTITION OF UNITY BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD FOR HELMHOLTZ PROBLEMS

Peake, M. J.; Trevelyan, J.; Coates, G.;

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The boundary element method (BEM) is a popular tool for wave scattering problems. To reduce the number of degrees of freedom required, the partition of unity BEM (PUBEM) was developed in which the approximation space is enriched with a linear combination of plane-waves. Recent work has shown that the element ends are more susceptible to errors in the approximation than the mid-element regions. In this paper we propose that this is due to the reduced order of continuity in the Lagrangian shape function component of the basis functions. It will demonstrated that choosing trigonometric shapes functions, rather than classical quadratic shape functions, provides accuracy benefits.

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Palavras-chave: Partition of unity, BEM, shape functions, Helmholtz, wave scattering,

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DOI: 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-18368

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Peake, M. J.; Trevelyan, J.; Coates, G.; "NOVEL BASIS FUNCTIONS FOR THE PARTITION OF UNITY BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD FOR HELMHOLTZ PROBLEMS", p. 1319-1325 . In: In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics [= Blucher Mechanical Engineering Proceedings, v. 1, n. 1]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2358-0828, DOI 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-18368

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