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Acoustic Simulation, how are boundaries handled?

I don't have a background in numerical modeling so this question is rather broad. What I am interested in is modeling the propagation of an ultrasonic acoustic wave in 3d space. The basic 3d wave ...
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Gauss-Lobatto quadrature and nodal points for FEM

By using the Legendre-Gauss-Lobatto (LGL) quadrature formula (QF) and LGL nodal points one achives a diagonal mass-matrix for finite element problems. (More specifically, the spectral element method.) ...
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Split of complex parts in weak form

I am working on a numerical model to simulate the acoustic and elastic wave propagation in frequency domain via the Finite Element Method. Basically, the problem is to solve the Helmholtz equation in ...
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Solve wave equation with discontinuous coefficients numerically?

I would like to solve the following equation $$\frac{\partial^2 y}{\partial t^2} - c^2(x,t)\frac{\partial^2 y}{\partial x^2}=0,$$ for $y=y(x,t)$ numerically. The wave speed, $c(x,t)$, is of the form $$...
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What is the meaning of the Helmholtz wave equation?

I am trying to build understanding on the Helmholtz wave equation $\Delta p + k^2 p = 0$, where $p$ is the deviation from ambient pressure and $k$ the wave number, in order to use it in numerical ...
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Methodology Suggestion for Wave-propagation Problem using Finite Elements

I want to simulate the propagation of a sinusoidal plane wave in a rectangular domain using Finite Elements Method. First, the wave should propagate through a fluid medium, then it will encounter a ...
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Partial differential equation FEM application

I have a PDE which looks like Helmholtz wave equation on one dimensional domain. $$\dfrac{d^2u(x)}{dx^2}+\pi^2u(x)=f(x)$$ where $-\infty <x<\infty $ Also, $f(x)= 1$ for $-0.25<x<0.25$, I ...
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Circumferencial waves on a cylinder/sphere

I was wondering how we can introduce $e^{ik.x}$ terms associated with circumferencially propagating waves? In this case $\hat{e}_\theta$ is the direction of wave propagation. However, I was not able ...
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Simulating pressure waves at an impedance boundary

I am trying to simulate pressure waves crossing a boundary from one medium to another (e.g., water to air) in Matlab. The code that I have got so far, which is largely taken from Wikipedia on Partial ...
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If not MATLAB, what software/programming language should I use to simulate/animate wave functions in various potentials + more? (example given)

I want to integrate programming into my learning in math and science in a very specific way. I want to create visualizations and simulations of concepts I am learning. When I learn a numerical method ...
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Numerical solution of zero-potential time-dependent Schrödinger equation in 1D

I want to solve numerically the one-dimensional time-dependent Schrödinger equation $$i \psi_t(x,t)=-\frac{\hbar}{2m} \psi''(x,t)$$ My issue is that I don't have the physical background to understand ...
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Modified Equation and Stability for Centred Finite Differences for Wave Equation

I am trying to use the modified equation to derive the stability condition for the finite difference approximation $$ \frac{u(x,t+\Delta t) - 2 u(x, t) + u(x, t -\Delta t)}{\Delta t^2} = c^2 \frac{...
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What is the right way to set up two random tensor fields which have an identical average diffusivity

I want to compare some properties of traveling waves through two randomly diffusive media. The traveling waves follow the fisher equation: $$\frac{du}{dt} = \nabla(\mathbf{D}_{\gamma} \nabla u) + u(1-...
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Incorporating a potential barrier in a wave-packet simulation (Fourier Transform method)

I'm trying to simulate the scattering of a wave-packet at a potential barrier in Python. I'm using a Fourier Transform method (not sure if its the same as the Split-Step method), where I apply Fourier ...
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Finite difference for 1D wave equation: why the spike initial data results in a noisy output?

I am using a second-order finite difference in space and time approximation for the 1D wave equation. No source but initial data: $I(x)=\mathrm{e}^{-400 (x-0.5)^2}$. Velocity $c=1$, $nx=501$, $nt=...
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Why is my simulation of a first-order wave equation not stable?

According to the equation $$ \frac{\partial y}{\partial t} = -a\frac{\partial y}{\partial x} $$ I simulated this in python. I used center differentiation, and I determined step size based on Von-...
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How can I solve the wave equation for a circular rod in cylindrical coordinates using finite differences?

I have a problem with the stability of finite difference method for the wave equation in cylindrical coordinates. the equation is: $$ \frac{\partial^2 \omega_n}{\partial r^2}+\frac{1}{r}\frac{\...
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Introducing EigenModes from 2D FEM into 3D FEM

This particular FEM question concerns waveguides and FEM 3D simulation. To excite a waveguide with waveport (TE10 and so on), we typically have to solve for eigenvalues ($k$) of helmholtz equation ...
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shallow water equation maccormack method

I am trying to make a code for 1D shallow water equation (nonlinear without source terms) using the MacCormack method for sinusoidal wave propagation. My issue is that the wave fluctuates and does not ...
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Trying to plot 1D wave equation for benchmarking

I am trying to plot a reference solution for the 1D wave equation using python. The above link states the following: For a rod fixed at the right end and free at the left end and subjected to a ...
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Simulation of a lens, insufficient points

I am simulating the propagation of a light pulse using the equation $$\frac{\partial}{\partial z}A=\frac{1}{2\cdot k_0}\nabla^2_rA$$ with $$k_0=\frac{2\pi}{\lambda_0}$$ The propagation with a step ...
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How do we implement Parameter free generalised Moment limiter in 1D Case in Discontinuous Galerkin methods?

I am referring to this paper:- "A Parameter-Free Generalized Moment Limiter for High- Order Methods on Unstructured Grids " by Michael Yang and Z.J. Wang. http://dept.ku.edu/~cfdku/papers/AIAA-2009-...
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Discrete wave simulation - absorbing boundaries?

I wrote a simple 2D wave simulation using the following equations: $$\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial t^2}=c^2\nabla^2u$$ Where $\nabla^2$ is the discrete laplace operator using a Von Neumann neighborhood ...
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Time step relationship with number of elements or material properties

When looking at the output file of my solver, I have been told that the time-step taken by the solver depends on parameters like the total number of elements and their relative size in my geometry, or ...
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CFL condition in polar coordinates

In this question, I suggested that the Couran-Friedrichs-Lewy (CFL) condition for the wave equation in polar coordinates reads $$C = 2c\frac{\Delta t}{\Delta r \Delta \phi} \leq C_\max \enspace ,$$ ...
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Degree of freedom for elastic wave propagation problem

I am solving a elastodynamics (vector valued elastic wave) equation. I create the 2D mesh in Gmsh discretised into triangular elements of second order. Therefore, it is my understanding that the ...
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Regarding solution vector of the wave equation

I am simulating the wave equation using FEM. For a 2D wave equation, when I visualise my output in Paraview, I see a separate solution in 'x' and 'y' direction for each node on the mesh. Therefore, if ...
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Damping for Dynamic Problem using FEM

I came across this form of damping implemented in an elastodynamics problem. The stress tensor without the damping would look like: $ \sigma = 2 \mu \epsilon + (\lambda \, \text{tr} (\epsilon)) I $ ...
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How to use non-dimensional form in open source codes instead of Units

I am using an open source FEM platform, which requires you to convert your equation system to non-dimensional form. So, there are no units specified for the parameters in the problem. If you use ...
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Using backward vs central finite difference approximation

I am solving the simple 2nd-order wave equation: $$ \frac {\partial ^2 E}{\partial t^2} = c^2 \frac {\partial ^2 E}{\partial z^2} $$ Over a domain of (in SI units): $ z = [0,L=5]$m, $t = [0,t_{max} ...
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Perfectly matched layer simulation with two vibrating sources

I'm doing PML simulation, and while I was looking for correct geometry for my layers of propagation, I got a question. My device has two vibration sources, and this vibration will propagate through ...
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Seismic Wave modelling: Elastic Wave or Acoustic Wave?

I am modelling a seismic wave equation using FEM. In the few papers that I read, I understand the following: (Kindly correct me if you disagree) A shear (secondary wave - no change of volume) is more ...
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Measure the convergence rate of a discretization of a wave equation

I'm currently trying to approximate the following type of wave equation (in weak formulation): Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ ($d=2$) be some polygonal domain. We seek a function $u \in L^2\left(0,...
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Mass Lumping in case of Dirichlet boundary conditions

I'm currently trying to implement a FEM to solve a type of wave equation with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions by using standard $\mathcal{P}_1$ triangle elements and an explicit scheme for ...
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What would be a simple approach to validate a wave propagation code?

I have a linear elastic wave propagation code and an elastoplastic wave propagation code based on FEniCS. For now, I keep the 2D mesh (100, 100) fineness unit square and give a source wave of $\sin(...
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How to add a Ricker Wavelet (Mexican Hat) to a 2D/ 3D fem mesh?

I have a 2D square mesh and a 3D beam shaped mesh and I want to propagate a seismic wave in them. I am trying to simulate them using Open source FEM codes (fenics). I have left the top surface to be ...
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Weak form for elastoplastic wave propagation

I am trying to simulate elastoplastic seismic wave propagation using Fenics Solid Mechanics Application. The app. provides some quasi-static demos to show elastoplastic behaviour in a cube/ beam/ ...
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Unwanted Oscillation in FDM simulation of elastic wave equation

I am using staggered grid FDTD for solving elastic wave equation. A description of which can be found at (geodynamics.usc.edu/~becker/teaching/557/reading/Virieux1987.pdf). I have generated a ...
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Finite difference scheme for Webster equation

Webster equation is a popular generalization of 1D wave equation used for ducts of variable cross-section $S \equiv S(x)$. Assuming harmonicity in time, the spatial equation for propagation of ...
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My discretization of a wave equation in first-order form does not give correct solutions. What should I do?

I haven't much experience with conservation laws, shocks, etc. After reformulating my wave equation to 1st order system (velocity-stress): $$ \frac{\partial v}{\partial t} + A \frac{\partial v}{\...
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Runge Kutta for wave equation

Recently I work on mechanical shocks (e.g. impact) in FE (fenics). I've already put together simple timesteppers (Euler, Crank-Nicolson). I use higher order basis, so I think of higher order time ...
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Velocity-Stress formulation of Elastodynamics/Wave Equation for beginner

I'm used to displacement forumlation of elastic wave equation: $$ \nabla \cdot \sigma (u) + F = \rho \ddot{ u } $$ where $u$ is the primary variable. Recenty I started experimenting with DG and in ...
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Solving a simple Schroedinger equation with Fast Fourier Transforms

While trying to solve a stochastic Gross-Piaevskii equation I have found a problem that can be tracked down to something buggy occuring in the simplest Schrodinger equation possible: $\partial_t \psi ...
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How to calculate dispersion relation from a Finite Difference (FD) wave simulation

I have a python code that calculates the solution of the inhomogeneous acoustic wave equation for a 2D medium with any velocity and source configuration. It was implemented using Finite Differences ...
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Resolving a stiff hyperbolic problem with Neumann boundary conditions

I am trying to numerically resolve the equation for an Euler-Bernoulli beam that is inextensible, unshearable, and subject to planar deformations: $$\rho I(s) \frac{\partial^2 \theta}{\partial t^2}(s,...
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Analytical Solution to the acoustic / scalar (Inhomogeneous) wave equation with source term

The acoustic wave equation in 2D is $$\frac{\partial^2}{\partial t^2}p(x,z,t) = c(x,z)^2\left[\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2}p(x,z,t) + \frac{\partial^2}{\partial z^2}p(x,z,t)\right] + s(x,z,t) \...
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Time discretization of wave equation

I am trying to model the seismic wave equation and have therefore been reading about discretization schemes and their stability. I recently came across an insightful paper on 'Galerkin FEM methods for ...
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Wave Equation PDE [closed]

I'm trying to solve the following PDE wave equation using method of lines: Wave Equation: u_tt = u_xx with initial condition: u(0,x) = sin*pi,u_t(0,x)=0, 0 < x < 1 boundary condition: u(t,0) = ...
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Need suggestions on how to implement this time stepping for wave equation [closed]

I have the following system of equations obtained by implementing Sympletic Euler time scheme to wave equation. I want to model this in Fenics. Here 'u' is the displacement and 'p' is corresponding ...
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How to physically understand time dependent boundary conditions?

I am a beginner in Computational science and FEM. I came across some PDEs which implement time dependent boundary conditions. I am not able to visualize exactly a physical scenario of how that would ...