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Condition number estimates for combined potential boundary integral operators in acoustic scattering

By Simon Neil Chandler-Wilde, Ivan G Graham, Stephen Langdon and Marko Lindner

Abstract

We study the classical combined field integral equation formulations for time-harmonic acoustic scattering by a sound soft bounded obstacle, namely the indirect formulation due to Brakhage-Werner/Leis/Panic, and the direct formulation associated with the names of Burton and Miller. We obtain lower and upper bounds on the condition numbers for these formulations, emphasising dependence on the frequency, the geometry of the scatterer, and the coupling parameter. Of independent interest we also obtain upper and lower bounds on the norms of two oscillatory integral operators, namely the classical acoustic single- and double-layer potential operators

Topics: 518
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:centaur.reading.ac.uk:1615

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