The representation of shock-like solutions in an Eulerian mesh

G. Knorr, M. Mond

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Methods are presented for integrating differential equations in conservation form in an Eulerian mesh in the presence of discontinuities and shocks. We make use of the monotonicity property, namely, that a solution is assumed to be monotone between mesh points. Monotonicity is preserved by convective equations and can be rigorously implemented in a code. In more general systems of conservative equations, monotonicity is enforced when interpolating a curve, given on an integer mesh, onto a half-integer mesh. This can be interpreted as introducing a local diffusive term whenever a discontinuity or shock occurs. The integration of a Riemann problem shows that with this method shocks are represented within two zones and contact discontinuities exhibit little diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-226
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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