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International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering
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ISSN Imprimer: 1543-1649
ISSN En ligne: 1940-4352

International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.v6.i3.60
pages 263-279

A Spurious-Free Space-Time Mesh Refinement for Elastodynamics

Jeronimo Rodriguez Garcia
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela


We propose a generalization of the space-time mesh refinement technique for elastodynamics presented by [14] to the case where the discretization step (in space and time) on the fine grid is q ∈ N times finer than the one on the coarse grid. This method uses the conservation of a discrete energy to ensure the stability under the usual CFL condition. Some numerical examples show that the method is only first order accurate (and thus suboptimai with respect to the second-order interior scheme we have used) when the ratio of refinement is higher than 2. A Fourier analysis of the computed signals exhibits the presence of high-frequency waves (aliasing phenomena) polluting the fields on the fine grid. Those results provide valuable information with which to build a postprocessing by averaging that removes the spurious phenomena. Finally, we introduce a new numerical scheme, computing the postprocessed solution directly. This method is stable and second-order consistent, regardless of the ratio of refinement. Its performance is shown through a numerical simulation of the diffraction of elastic waves by small cracks.