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Section: New Results

Towards realistic configurations : waveguides and fractals domains

To simulate realistic wave problems, devices which raise specific difficulties concerning either the modeling, the mathematical analysis or the numerical simulation. We start with propagation in waveguides, that is a longtime research field within our team, which has acquired an international visibility in this context. We continue with a more recent topic, propagation in fractal domains, motivated by a medical application (the human lung).

Transparent boundary conditions for periodic waveguides: analysis and extensions

Participants : Sonia Fliss, Patrick Joly.

We consider the time harmonic wave equation in perturbed periodic waveguides. We justify rigorously the construction of the transparent boundary conditions based on Dirichlet-to-Neumann map and show that the problem with these transparent boundary conditions is of Fredholm type except for a countable set of frequencies. This allows to define and compute the physical solution of the problem. This approach can be applied to deal with junctions of different periodic closed waveguides. We want now to study the extension of the method to the diffraction by locally perturbed periodic layers, surfaces or halfspaces. This work is done in collaboration with Vincent Lescarret (LSS, Centrale Supélec).

Invisible floating objects

Participant : Mahran Rihani.

This work is done in collaboration with Lucas Chesnel from CMAP at Ecole Polytechnique. We consider a time-harmonic water waves problem in a 2D waveguide. The geometry is symmetric with respect to an axis orthogonal to the direction of propagation of waves. Moreover, the waveguide contains two floating obstacles separated by a distance L. We study the behaviours of the scattering coefficients as L goes to . From this analysis, we exhibit situations of non reflectivity or perfect invisibility.

A multi-trace integral equation on infinite boundaries when a global Green’s function is not available

Participants : Anne-Sophie Bonnet-Ben Dhia, Sonia Fliss, Yohanes Tjandrawidjaja.

We are interested in time-harmonic scattering problems for configurations where the Green's function is not easily computable for the exterior domain, but different Green's functions are available in several unbounded subdomains covering the whole space. This arises typically for junctions of open waveguides. For a model problem, by using integral representations of the solution in each subdomain, we propose a formulation coupling the traces and the normal traces of the solution on infinite boundaries. The system of equations is shown to have a unique solution in the dissipative case.

Error analysis for transparent boundary conditions in fractal trees

Participants : Patrick Joly, Maryna Kachanovska.

This work is dedicated to an efficient resolution of the wave equation in fractal trees (with application to wave propagation in a human lung). Thanks to self-similarity, it is possible to avoid computing the solution at deeper levels of the tree by using transparent boundary conditions. The corresponding DtN operator is defined by a functional equation for its symbol. in the frequency domain. In this work, we analyse an approximate transparent condition, cf. Waves 2017, based on rational approximation of the symbol. The error and complexity analysis relies on Weyl-like estimates of eigenvalues of the weighted Laplacian and related eigenfunctions.