Three-dimensional quasi-periodic shifted Green function throughout the spectrum, including Wood anomalies.


Journal Article

This work, part II in a series, presents an efficient method for evaluation of wave scattering by doubly periodic diffraction gratings at or near what are commonly called 'Wood anomaly frequencies'. At these frequencies, there is a grazing Rayleigh wave, and the quasi-periodic Green function ceases to exist. We present a modification of the Green function by adding two types of terms to its lattice sum. The first type are transversely shifted Green functions with coefficients that annihilate the growth in the original lattice sum and yield algebraic convergence. The second type are quasi-periodic plane wave solutions of the Helmholtz equation which reinstate certain necessary grazing modes without leading to blow-up at Wood anomalies. Using the new quasi-periodic Green function, we establish, for the first time, that the Dirichlet problem of scattering by a smooth doubly periodic scattering surface at a Wood frequency is uniquely solvable. We also present an efficient high-order numerical method based on this new Green function for scattering by doubly periodic surfaces at and around Wood frequencies. We believe this is the first solver able to handle Wood frequencies for doubly periodic scattering problems in three dimensions. We demonstrate the method by applying it to acoustic scattering.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bruno, OP; Shipman, SP; Turc, C; Stephanos, V

Published Date

  • November 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 473 / 2207

Start / End Page

  • 20170242 -

PubMed ID

  • 29225491

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29225491

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-2946

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1364-5021

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1098/rspa.2017.0242


  • eng