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The Double Absorbing Boundary Method Incorporated in a High-Order Spectral Element Formulation

    https://doi.org/10.1142/S2591728520500073Cited by:1 (Source: Crossref)

    In this paper, we consider the numerical solution of the time-dependent wave equation in a semi-infinite waveguide. We employ the Double Absorbing Boundary (DAB) method, by introducing two parallel artificial boundaries on the side where waves are outgoing. In contrast to the original implementation of the DAB, where the numerical solution involved either a low-order finite difference scheme or a low-order finite element scheme, here we incorporate the DAB into a high-order spectral element formulation, which provides us with very accurate solutions of wave problems in unbounded domains. This is demonstrated by numerical experiments. While the method is highly accurate, it suffers from long-time instability. We show how to postpone the onset of the instability by a prudent choice of the computational parameters.

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