Abstract

We study uncertainty bounds and statistics of wave solutions through a random waveguide which possesses certain random inhomogeneities. The waveguide is composed of several homogeneous media with random interfaces. The main focus is on two homogeneous media which are layered randomly and periodically in space. Solutions of stochastic and deterministic problems are compared. The waveguide media parameters pertaining to the latter are the averaged values of the random parameters of the former. We investigate the eigenmodes coupling due to random inhomogeneities in media, i.e. random changes of the media parameters. We present an efficient numerical method via Legendre Polynomial Chaos expansion for obtaining output statistics including mean, variance and probability distribution of the wave solutions. Based on the statistical studies, we present uncertainty bounds and quantify the robustness of the solutions with respect to random changes of interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-159
Number of pages13
JournalDiscrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Evolution of probability distribution
  • Monte carlo simulation
  • Random interface
  • Random media
  • Stochastic partial differential equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Applied Mathematics

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