Spherical Harmonic Solution of the Robin Problem for the Helmholtz Equation in a Supershaped Shell

Affiliation(s)

Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Department of Bioscience Engineering, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Faculty of Engineering, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.

Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Department of Bioscience Engineering, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Faculty of Engineering, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.

ABSTRACT

The Robin problem for the Helmholtz equation in normal-polar shells is addressed by using a suitable spherical harmonic expansion technique. Attention is in particular focused on the wide class of domains whose boundaries are defined by a generalized version of the so-called “superformula” introduced by Gielis. A dedicated numerical procedure based on the computer algebra system Mathematica^{?} is developed in order to validate the proposed methodology. In this way, highly accurate approximations of the solution, featuring properties similar to the classical ones, are obtained.

KEYWORDS

Robin Problem; Helmholtz Equation; Spherical Harmonic Expansion; Gielis Formula; Supershaped Shell

Robin Problem; Helmholtz Equation; Spherical Harmonic Expansion; Gielis Formula; Supershaped Shell

Cite this paper

D. Caratelli, J. Gielis, I. Tavkhelidze and P. Ricci, "Spherical Harmonic Solution of the Robin Problem for the Helmholtz Equation in a Supershaped Shell,"*Applied Mathematics*, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 263-270. doi: 10.4236/am.2013.41A040.

D. Caratelli, J. Gielis, I. Tavkhelidze and P. Ricci, "Spherical Harmonic Solution of the Robin Problem for the Helmholtz Equation in a Supershaped Shell,"

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[4] D. Medková, “Solution of the Dirichlet Problem for the Laplace Equation,” Applications of Mathematics, Vol. 44, No. 2, 1999, pp. 143-168. doi:10.1023/A:1022209421576

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[6] A. P. Volkov, “An Effective Method for Solving the Dirichlet Problem for the Laplace Equation,” Differentsial’nye Uravneniya, Vol. 19, 1983, pp. 1000-1007.

[7] D. M. Young, “Iterative Methods for Solving Partial Difference Equations of Elliptic Type,” Transactions on American Mathematical Society, Vol. 76, 1954, pp. 92-111. doi:10.1090/S0002-9947-1954-0059635-7

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[15] D. Caratelli, P. E. Ricci and J. Gielis, “The Robin Problem for the Laplace Equation in a Three-Dimensional Starlike Domain,” Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 218, No. 3, 2011, pp. 713-719.

[16] J. Gielis, D. Caratelli, Y. Fougerolle, P. E. Ricci and T. Gerats, “Universal Natural Shapes from Unifying Shape Description to Simple Methods for Shape Analysis and Boundary Value Problems,” PLoS One, Vol. 7, No. 9, 2012, Article ID: e29324. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029324

[17] G. Dattoli, B. Germano, M. R. Martinelli and P. E. Ricci, “A Novel Theory of Legendre Polynomials,” Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 54, No. 1-2, 2011, pp. 80-87. doi:10.1016/j.mcm.2011.01.037

[18] J. Gielis, “A Generic Geometric Transformation that Unifies a Wide Range of Natural and Abstract Shapes,” American Journal of Botany, Vol. 90, No. 3, 2003, pp. 333-338. doi:10.3732/ajb.90.3.333

[19] L. Carleson, “On Convergence and Growth of Partial Sums of Fourier Series,” Acta Mathematica, Vol. 116, No. 1, 1966, pp. 135-157. doi:10.1007/BF02392815