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An hexaedral face element for the displacement formulation of structural acoustics problems

By Alfredo Bermudez, Pablo Gamallo and Rodolfo Rodriguez


Several finite element methods for the numerical computation of elastoacoustic vibrations are compared. They are applied to two formulations based on different variables to describe the fluid: presssure and displacement potential in one case, and displacements in the other. While the first one is discretized by standard Lagrangean finite elements for both variables, the second one is solved by "face" Raviart-Thomas elements. In each case we consider both tetrahedral and hexahedral meshes. Elastoacoustic eigenmodes have been computed for a test example by means of MATLAB implementations of all these methods. The numerical results allow us to compare all of them in terms of error versus number of degrees of freedom and computing time

Topics: QC, QA
Year: 2001
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