Windowed Green function method for wave scattering by periodic arrays of 2D obstacles

Thomas Strauszer, Luiz M. Faria, Agustin Fernandez-Lado, Carlos Perez-Arancibia*

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This paper introduces a novel boundary integral equation (BIE) method for the numerical solution of problems of planewave scattering by periodic line arrays of two-dimensional penetrable obstacles. Our approach is built upon a direct BIE formulation that leverages the simplicity of the free-space Green function but in turn entails evaluation of integrals over the unit-cell boundaries. Such integrals are here treated via the window Green function method. The windowing approximation together with a finite-rank operator correction—used to properly impose the Rayleigh radiation condition—yield a robust second-kind BIE that produces superalgebraically convergent solutions throughout the spectrum, including at the challenging Rayleigh–Wood anomalies. The corrected windowed BIE can be discretized by means of off-the-shelf Nyström and boundary element methods, and it leads to linear systems suitable for iterative linear algebra solvers as well as standard fast matrix–vector product algorithms. A variety of numerical examples demonstrate the accuracy and robustness of the proposed methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12540
Number of pages39
JournalStudies in Applied Mathematics
Early online date5 Nov 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 5 Nov 2022


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