A Mixed Hybrid Formulation Based On Oscillated Finite Element Polynomials For Solving Helmholtz Problems

A mixed-hybrid-type formulation is proposed for solving Helmholtz problems. This method is based on (a) a local approximation of the solution by oscillated finite element polynomials and (b) the use of Lagrange multipliers to “weakly” enforce the continuity across element boundaries. The computational complexity of the proposed discretization method is determined mainly by the total number of Lagrange multiplier degrees of freedom introduced at the interior edges of the finite element mesh, and the sparsity pattern of the corresponding system matrix. Preliminary numerical results are reported to illustrate the potential of the proposed solution methodology for solving efficiently Helmholtz problems in the mid- and high-frequency regimes.