Volume 26, Issue 1
Domain Decomposition for Quasi-Periodic Scattering by Layered Media via Robust Boundary-Integral Equations at All Frequencies

Carlos Pérez-Arancibia ,  Stephen P. Shipman ,  Catalin Turc and Stephanos Venakides


Commun. Comput. Phys., 26 (2019), pp. 265-310.

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  • Abstract

We develop a non-overlapping domain decomposition method (DDM) for scalar wave scattering by periodic layered media. Our approach relies on robust boundary-integral equation formulations of Robin-to-Robin (RtR) maps throughout the frequency spectrum, including cutoff (or Wood) frequencies. We overcome the obstacle of non-convergent quasi-periodic Green functions at these frequencies by incorporating newly introduced shifted Green functions. Using the latter in the definition of quasi-periodic boundary-integral operators leads to rigorously stable computations of RtR operators. We develop Nystr ¨om discretizations of the RtR maps that rely on trigonometric interpolation, singularity resolution, and fast convergent windowed quasi-periodic Green functions. We solve the tridiagonal DDM system via recursive Schur complements and establish rigorously that this procedure is always completed successfully. We present a variety of numerical results concerning Wood frequencies in two and three dimensions as well as large numbers of layers.

  • History

Published online: 2019-02

  • AMS Subject Headings

65N38, 35J05, 65T40, 65F08

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