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CIC Seminar May 2018

Date: May 23, 2018

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Location: B216:204 - Innovation Central Perth

The Fast Multipole Boundary Element Method for Large-Scale Modelling in Computational Acoustics

Dr Daniel Wilkes



The Fast Multipole Boundary Element Method (FMBEM) is a numerical method which allows for the computational modelling of large-scale wave scattering or radiation problems (acoustics, elastodynamics, and electromagnetics) with significantly reduced computational resources.

This presentation will provide a general overview of the FMBEM algorithm and present numerical results for large-scale modelling problems in underwater acoustics, elastodynamics, and acoustic coupled fluid-structure interaction problems.

A simple algorithm for small-scale parallelisation (<64 cores) of the FMBEM will also be discussed



Daniel Wilkes is a research fellow at the Centre of Marine Science and Technology (CMST) at Curtin University’s Department of Applied Physics. Daniel’s research work focuses on the development of fast algorithms for computational modelling in underwater acoustics for a range of applications including large-scale or high frequency acoustic scattering/sound radiation, target strength modelling, sound radiation from pile driving and modal analysis of vibrating structures.