|Title||An acoustic boundary element method based on energy and intensity variables for prediction of high-frequency broadband sound fields|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Authors||LP Franzoni, DB Bliss, and JW Rouse|
|Journal||The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America|
|Pagination||3071 - 3080|
A boundary element method is formulated in terms of time-averaged energy and intensity variables. The approach is applicable to high modal density fields but is not restricted to the usual low-absorption, diffuse, and quasiuniform assumptions. A broadband acoustic energy/intensity source is the basic building block for the method. A directivity pattern for the source is derived to account for local spatial correlation effects and to model specular reflections approximately. A distribution of infinitesimal, uncorrelated, directional sources is used to model the boundaries of an enclosure. These sources are discretized in terms of boundary elements. A system of equations results from applying boundary conditions in terms of incident, reflected, and absorbed intensity. The unknown source power for each element is determined from this system of equations. A two-dimensional model problem is used to demonstrate and verify the method. Exact numerical solutions were also obtained for this model problem. The results show that spatially varying mean-square pressure levels are accurately predicted at very low computational cost. © 2001 Acoustical Society of America.
|Short Title||The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America|