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Matching of asymptotic expansions for wave propagation in media with thin slots. I. The asymptotic expansion

Patrick Joly 1 Sébastien Tordeux 2
1 POEMS - Propagation des Ondes : Étude Mathématique et Simulation
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR7231, UMA - Unité de Mathématiques Appliquées, Inria Saclay - Ile de France
Abstract : In this series of two articles, we consider the propagation of a time harmonic wave in a medium made of the junction of a half-space (containing possibly scatterers) with a thin slot. The Neumann boundary condition is considered along the boundary on the propagation domain, which authorizes the propagation of the wave inside the slot, even if the width of the slot is very small. We perform a complete asymptotic expansion of the solution of this problem with respect to the small parameter ε/λ, the ratio between the width of the slot, and the wavelength. We use the method of matched asymptopic expansions which allows us to describe the solution in terms of asymptotic series whose terms are characterized as the solutions of (coupled) boundary value problems posed in simple geometrical domains, independent of ε/λ: the (perturbed) half-space, the half-line, a junction zone. In this first article, we derive and analyze, from the mathematical point of view, these boundary value problems. The second one will be devoted to establishing error estimates for truncated series.
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Patrick Joly, Sébastien Tordeux. Matching of asymptotic expansions for wave propagation in media with thin slots. I. The asymptotic expansion. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2006, 5 (1), pp.304--336 (electronic). ⟨10.1137/05064494X⟩. ⟨inria-00527588⟩

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