Boundary-Element Analysis

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This chapter discusses boundary-element (BE) methods for computing the radiated sound field of vibrating structures, including methods for coupling structural vibrations and acoustic fields together. It also discusses the formulation for coupled finite-element/BE computations. A thorough discussion of BE methods is then given, beginning from the Rayleigh integral and progressing to the Kirchhoff-Helmholtz integral equation, focusing primarily on user interaction with a BE program. A potential disadvantage of BE methods is the so-called nonuniqueness difficulty. The chapter explains the difficulty in mathematical terms. Impedance boundary conditions are commonly used to model porous sound insulation material in BE simulations. As solving the system of equations is time-consuming, especially when the number of acoustic degrees of freedom becomes large, various techniques, including interpolation in frequency, parallelization, remeshing and multipole expansions have been developed to reduce computation times and allow larger problems to be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering Vibroacoustic Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Applications
Publisherwiley
Pages179-229
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)9781118693988
ISBN (Print)9781119953449
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Boundary element method
Acoustic fields
Concrete vibrating
Sound insulation
Vibrations (mechanical)
Integral equations
Interpolation
Acoustics
Boundary conditions

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Fahnline, J. B. (2014). Boundary-Element Analysis. In Engineering Vibroacoustic Analysis: Methods and Applications (pp. 179-229). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118693988.ch7
Fahnline, John Brian. / Boundary-Element Analysis. Engineering Vibroacoustic Analysis: Methods and Applications. wiley, 2014. pp. 179-229
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