Section: New Software and Platforms


Scientific Description

Hou10ni simulates acoustic and elastic wave propagation in time domain and in harmonic domain, in 2D and in 3D, formulated as a second order system. It is also able to model elasto acoustic coupling. It is based on the second order formulation of the wave equation and the space discretization is achieved using Interior Penalty Discontinuous Galerkin (IPDG) Method. Recently, the harmonic domain solver has been extended to handle Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Methods.

Functional Description

This software simulates the propagation of waves in heterogeneous 2D and 3D media in time-domain and in frequency domain. It is based on an Interior Penalty Discontinuous Galerkin Method (IPDGM) and allows for the use of meshes composed of cells of various order (p-adaptivity in space).


The main improvements are related to the frequency domain part. The Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin was implemented in 2D and in 3D elastodynamics by Marie Bonnasse Gahot in the framework of her PhD thesis. The IPDG Method was implemented in 3D acoustics and for the 3D elasto-acoustic coupling by Conrad Hillairet in the framework of his Master thesis. The Perfectly Matched Layers were optimized (the length of the layers and the amplitude of the absorption parameters are now automatically computed) by Andrew Wang in the framework of his two months internship.

  • Participants: Julien Diaz, Marie Bonnasse Gahot, Conrad Hillairet and Lionel Boillot

  • Contact: Julien Diaz