An integral representation of the Green’s function for a linear array of acoustic point sources

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Green’s function periodic domain
Helmholtz equation

We present a new algorithm for the evaluation of the periodized Green’s function fora linear array of acoustic point sources such as those arising in the analysis of linearray loudspeakers. A variety of classical algorithms (based on spatial and spectralrepresentations, Ewald transformation, etc.) have been implemented in the past toevaluate these acoustic fields. However as we show, these methods become unstableand/or impractically expensive as the frequency of use of the sources increases. Herewe introduce a new numerical scheme that overcomes some of these limitations allowingfor simulations at unprecedentally large frequencies. The method is based ona new integral representation derived from the classic spatial form, and on suitablefurther manipulations of the relevant integrands to render the integrals amenable toefficient and accurate approximations through standard quadrature formulas. Weinclude a variety of numerical results that demonstrate that our algorithm comparesfavorably with several classical method both for points close to the line where thepoles are located and at high-frequencies while remaining competitive with them inevery other instance.

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Kurkcu, H., Nigam, N., & Reitich, F. (2011). An integral representation of the green function for a linear array of acoustic point sources. Journal of Computational Physics, 230(8), 2838-2856. doi:10.1016/