Journal article

Eliminating the fictitious frequency problem in BEM solutions of the external Helmholtz equation

Evert Klaseboer, Florian DE Charlet, Boo-Cheong Khoo, Qiang Sun, Derek YC Chan

Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements | Elsevier | Published : 2019


The problem of the fictitious frequency spectrum resulting from numerical implementations of the boundary element method for the exterior Helmholtz problem is revisited. When the ordinary 3D free space Green’s function is replaced by a modified Green’s function, it is shown that these fictitious frequencies do not necessarily have to correspond to the internal resonance frequency of the object. Together with a recently developed fully desingularized boundary element method that confers superior numerical accuracy, a simple and practical way is proposed for detecting and avoiding these fictitious solutions. The concepts are illustrated with examples of a scattering wave on a rigid sphere.

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