# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

November  2012, 6(4): 681-695. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2012.6.681

## The Factorization Method for an inverse fluid-solid interaction scattering problem

 1 Department of Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany 2 Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Departamento de Matemáticas, Madrid, Spain

Received  December 2011 Revised  June 2012 Published  November 2012

In this paper we justify the Factorization Method for a coupled acoustic-elastic medium. Under natural assumptions on the data we prove an explicit form of the characteristic function of the scattering medium $D$ where only the spectral data of the far field operator enter. This information is provided by the knowledge of the far field patterns for all incident plane waves. In the last section we investigate the corresponding interior transmission eigenvalue problem and prove that the eigenvalues form a discrete set.
Citation: Andreas Kirsch, Albert Ruiz. The Factorization Method for an inverse fluid-solid interaction scattering problem. Inverse Problems & Imaging, 2012, 6 (4) : 681-695. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2012.6.681
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