Yearly Archives: 2017

A high-order singularity subtraction technique for the Laplace equation in the plane

We present a simple high-order singularity subtraction technique for the numerical evaluation of Laplace boundary integral operators and layer potentials in two-spatial dimensions. The proposed technique allows integral operators and layer potentials to be expressed in terms of integrands of prescribed smoothness. The resulting boundary integrals can then be easily, […]

Equation Level Matching: An Extension of the Method of Matched Asymptotic Expansion for Problems of Wave Propagation

We introduce an alternative to the method of matched asymptotic expansions. In the “traditional” implementation, approximate solutions, valid in different (but overlapping) regions, are matched by using “intermediate” variables. Here we propose to match at the level of the equations involved, via a “uniform expansion” whose equations enfold those of […]

Non-specular reflection of walking droplets

Since their discovery by Yves Couder and Emmanuel Fort, droplets walking on a vibrating liquid bath have attracted considerable attention because they unexpectedly exhibit certain features reminiscent of quantum particles. While the behaviour of walking droplets in unbounded geometries has to a large extent been rationalized theoretically, no such rationale […]