Boundary Integral Methods in Low Frequency Acoustics
Hsiao, George C.
Department of Mathematical Sciences
This expository paper is concerned with the direct integral formulations for boundary value problems of the Helmholtz equation. We discuss unique solvability for the corresponding boundary integral equations and its relations to the interior eigenvalue value problems of the Laplacian. Based on the integral representations, we study the asymptotic behaviors of the solutions to the boundary value problems when the wave number tends to zero. We arrive at the asymptotic expansions for the solutions, and show that in all the cases, the leading terms in the expansions are always the corresponding potentials for the Laplacian. Our integral equation procedures developed here are general enough and can be adapted for treating similar low frequency scattering problems.
boundary integral equations , the Calderon projector low frequency acoustics , asymptotic expansion