Shape optimization of acoustic scattering bodies
Abbreviated Journal Title
Eng. Anal. Bound. Elem.
scattering body; Burton-Miller algorithm; genetic algorithms; GENETIC ALGORITHMS; RADIATION; DESIGN; NOISE; Engineering, Multidisciplinary; Mathematics, Interdisciplinary; Applications
Shape optimization of acoustic scattering bodies is carried out using genetic algorithms (GA) coupled to a boundary element method for exterior acoustics. The BEM formulation relies on a modified Burton-Miller algorithm to resolve exterior acoustics and to address the uniqueness issue of the representation problem associated with the Helmholtz integral equation at the eigenvalues of the associated interior problem. The particular problem of interest considers an incident wave approaching an axisymmetric shaped body. The objective is to arrive at a geometric configuration that minimizes the acoustic intensity captured by a receiver located at a distance from the scattering body. In particular. the acoustic intensity is required to be minimum as measured proportional to the integral of the product of the potential and its complex conjugate over a volume of space which models the receiver. This is opposed to the more traditional measure of the potential at a single point in space. (C) 2003 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
"Shape optimization of acoustic scattering bodies" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3701.