Studies of FE/PML for exterior problems of time-harmonic elastic waves

Isaac Harari*, Uri Albocher

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The equation of an absorbing layer for time-harmonic elastic waves, based on the perfectly matched layer (PML) concept, is formulated in a manner that is easily implemented in finite element software. In the proposed approach, the layer is viewed as an anisotropic material with continuously varying complex material properties. The effect of the PML parameters on its discrete representation is investigated through dispersion analysis. Guidelines for proper selection of the PML parameters are presented. The formulation, with the parameters selected according to the guidelines proposed, performs well in computation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3854-3879
Number of pages26
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number29-32
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2006


  • Elastic waves
  • Finite elements
  • Perfectly matched layer (PML)
  • Unbounded domains


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