Paper on Transparent Boundary Conditions in a Discontinuous Galerkin Trefftz method

Fritz Kretzschmar, Herbert Egger, Igor Tsukerman, Thomas Weiland and I submitted a paper on transparent boundary conditions in the Discontinuous Galerkin Trefftz method.

EDIT: The paper was published in Applied Mathematics and Computation
Volume 267, Pages 42–55

The abstract reads

The modeling and simulation of electromagnetic wave propagations is often accompanied by a restriction to bounded domains and the introduction of artificial boundary conditions which should be chosen in order to minimize parasitic reflections. In this paper, we investigate a new type of transparent boundary condition and its implementation in a Discontinuous Galerkin Trefftz Finite Element Method. The choice of a particular set of basis functions allows us to split the electromagnetic field into components with a specified direction of propagation. The reflections at the artificial boundaries are then reduced by penalizing components of the field incoming into the space-time domain of interest. We formally introduce this concept, discuss its realization within the discontinuous Galerkin framework, and demonstrate the performance of the resulting approximations in comparison with commonly used absorbing boundary conditions. In our numerical tests, we observe spectral convergence in the L2 norm and a dissipative behavior for which we provide a theoretical explanation.

A preprint is available on arXiv. You will find background information on the Discontinuous Galerkin Trefftz method in our previous article.

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