Wave Scattering Problems in Layered Media: Radiation Condition at Infinity and Numerical Methods


Wangtao Lu, School of Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University


2018.10.09 14:00-15:00


601 Pao Yue-Kong Library


In this talk, I will present some recent results for wave scattering in a two-layered medium separated by one of the following two simplified rough surfaces: a local perturbation of a straight line, and a step-function surface with a finite vertical segment, a global perturbation of a straight line. To ensure the wellposedness, it is known that the angular spectral representation (ASR) condition can be imposed at infinity. However, unlike the classical Sommerfeld radiation condition, ASR allows incoming waves at infinity so that traditional truncation methods, such as absorbing boundary condition or perfectly matched layer (PML), become unavailable. To overcome this issue, we desire sharper radiation conditions that can extract purely outgoing waves from the total wavefield. For the locally perturbed surface, it has been proven that the perturbed wavefield due to the local perturbation is purely outgoing at infinity. Based on this sharper radiation condition, I will present a PML-based boundary integral equation (BIE) method to solve the scattering problem. For the globally perturbed surface, I will introduce a new radiation condition at infinity which, as was desired, extracts outgoing waves at infinity, and will present a PML-based numerical mode matching method to solve the problem. Numerical results will be presented to demonstrate the performance of our methods.