Uncertainty quantification for phase-space boundary integral models of ray propagation

Chappell, D.J. ORCID: 0000-0001-5819-0271 and Tanner, G., 2019. Uncertainty quantification for phase-space boundary integral models of ray propagation. Wave Motion, 87, pp. 151-165. ISSN 0165-2125

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Vibrational and acoustic energy distributions of wave fields in the high-frequency regime are often modeled using flow transport equations. This study concerns the case when the flow of rays or non-interacting particles is driven by an uncertain force or velocity field and the dynamics are determined only up to a degree of uncertainty. A boundary integral equation description of wave energy flow along uncertain trajectories in finite two-dimensional domains is presented, which is based on the truncated normal distribution, and interpolates between a deterministic and a completely random description of the trajectory propagation. The properties of the Gaussian probability density function appearing in the model are applied to derive expressions for the variance of a propagated initial Gaussian density in the weak noise case. Numerical experiments are performed to illustrate these findings and to study the properties of the stationary density, which is obtained in the limit of infinitely many reflections at the boundary.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Wave Motion
Creators: Chappell, D.J. and Tanner, G.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: April 2019
Volume: 87
ISSN: 0165-2125
S0165212518303573Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 23 Oct 2018 13:49
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 15:05
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34718

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