High-order finite difference methods for the Helmholtz equation

I. Singer, E. Turkel*

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High-order finite difference methods for solving the Helmholtz equation are developed and analyzed, in one and two dimensions on uniform grids. The standard pointwise representation has a second-order accurate local truncation error. We also study two schemes which have a fourth-order accurate local truncation error. One of the high-order schemes is based on generalizations of the Padé approximation. The second scheme is based on high-order approximation to the derivative calculated from the Helmholtz equation itself. A symmetric high-order representation is developed for a Neumann boundary condition. Numerical results are presented on model problems approximated with the developed schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-358
Number of pages16
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 21 Sep 1998


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