Simple assessment of the numerical wave number in the fe solution of the helmholtz equation
Document typeConference report
Rights accessOpen Access
When numerical methods are applied to the computation of stationary waves, it is observed that "numerical waves" are dispersive for high wave numbers. The numerical wave shows a phase velocity which depends on the wave number "k" of the Helmholtz equation. Recent works on goal-oriented error estimation techniques with respect to socalled quantities of interest or output functionals are developing. Thus, taken into account such aspects, the main purpose of this paper is a posteriori error estimation through of a assessment of the numerical wave number in finite element solution fot he simulation of acoustic wave propagation problems adressed by Helmholtz equation. A method to measure the dispersion on classical Galerkin FEM is presented. In this analysis, the phase difference between the exact and numerical solutions is researched. Fundamental results from a priori error estimation for one-dimensional are presented and issues dealing with pollution error at high wave numbers also are discussed.