Formulation variationnelle pour le calcul de la diffraction d’une onde acoustique par une surface rigide. (Variational formulation for the computation of the diffraction of an acoustic wave by a rigid surface). (French) Zbl 0636.65119

The authors consider a numerical technique for solving the Neumann problem in time dependent acoustic scattering. They proved in a foregoing paper [ibid. 8, 405-435 (1986; Zbl 0618.35069)] existence and uniqueness in Sobolev spaces using double layer retarded potentials. Here a variational formulation of the problem is given and a semi-discrete method of Galerkin type for its numerical approximation is considered which then is discretized with respect to time. Stability and convergence results complete the paper.
Reviewer: A.Kirsch


65N30 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
65N40 Method of lines for boundary value problems involving PDEs
35L05 Wave equation
76Q05 Hydro- and aero-acoustics


Zbl 0618.35069
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