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Balancing Source Terms and Flux Gradients in HighResolution Godunov Methods: The QuasiSteady WavePropogation Algorithm
 J. Comput. Phys
, 1998
"... . Conservation laws with source terms often have steady states in which the flux gradients are nonzero but exactly balanced by source terms. Many numerical methods (e.g., fractional step methods) have difficulty preserving such steady states and cannot accurately calculate small perturbations of suc ..."
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. Conservation laws with source terms often have steady states in which the flux gradients are nonzero but exactly balanced by source terms. Many numerical methods (e.g., fractional step methods) have difficulty preserving such steady states and cannot accurately calculate small perturbations of such states. Here a variant of the wavepropagation algorithm is developed which addresses this problem by introducing a Riemann problem in the center of each grid cell whose flux difference exactly cancels the source term. This leads to modified Riemann problems at the cell edges in which the jump now corresponds to perturbations from the steady state. Computing waves and limiters based on the solution to these Riemann problems gives highresolution results. The 1D and 2D shallow water equations for flow over arbitrary bottom topography are use as an example, though the ideas apply to many other systems. The method is easily implemented in the software package clawpack. Keywords: Godunov meth...
Approximate Solutions of Nonlinear Conservation Laws and Related Equations
, 1997
"... During the recent decades there was an enormous amount of activity related to the construction and analysis of modern algorithms for the approximate solution of nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws and related problems. To present some aspects of this successful activity, we discuss the analytical ..."
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During the recent decades there was an enormous amount of activity related to the construction and analysis of modern algorithms for the approximate solution of nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws and related problems. To present some aspects of this successful activity, we discuss the analytical tools which are used in the development of convergence theories for these algorithms. These include classical compactness arguments (based on BV a priori estimates), the use of compensated compactness arguments (based on H^1compact entropy production), measure valued solutions (measured by their negative entropy production), and finally, we highlight the most recent addition to this bag of analytical tools  the use of averaging lemmas which yield new compactness and regularity results for nonlinear conservation laws and related equations. We demonstrate how these analytical tools are used in the convergence analysis of approximate solutions for hyperbolic conservation laws and related equations. Our discussion includes examples of Total Variation Diminishing (TVD) finitedifference schemes; error estimates derived from the onesided stability of Godunovtype methods for convex conservation laws (and their multidimensional analogue  viscosity solutions of demiconcave HamiltonJacobi equations); we outline, in the onedimensional case, the convergence proof of finiteelement streamlinediffusion and spectral viscosity schemes based on the divcurl lemma; we also address the questions of convergence and error estimates for multidimensional finitevolume schemes on nonrectangular grids; and finally, we indicate the convergence of approximate solutions with underlying kinetic formulation, e.g., finitevolume and relaxation schemes, once their regularizing effect is quantified in terms of the averaging lemma.
Localization effects and measure source terms in numerical schemes for balance laws
 Math. Comp
"... Abstract. This paper investigates the behavior of numerical schemes for nonlinear conservation laws with source terms. We concentrate on two significant examples: relaxation approximations and genuinely nonhomogeneous scalar laws. The main tool in our analysis is the extensive use of weak limits and ..."
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Abstract. This paper investigates the behavior of numerical schemes for nonlinear conservation laws with source terms. We concentrate on two significant examples: relaxation approximations and genuinely nonhomogeneous scalar laws. The main tool in our analysis is the extensive use of weak limits and nonconservative products which allow us to describe accurately the operations achieved in practice when using Riemannbased numerical schemes. Some illustrative and relevant computational results are provided. 1.
Nonlinear Conservation Laws and Finite Volume Methods for Astrophysical Fluid Flow
 Computational Methods for Astrophysical Fluid Flow, 27th SaasFee Advanced Course Lecture Notes
, 1998
"... Contents 1. Introduction : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 4 1.1 Software : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 6 1.2 Notation : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : ..."
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Contents 1. Introduction : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 4 1.1 Software : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 6 1.2 Notation : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 7 1.3 Classification of differential equations : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 7 2. Derivation of conservation laws : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 10 2.1 The Euler equations of gas dynamics : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 13 2.2 Dissipative fluxes : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 14 2.3 Source terms : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 14 2.4 Radiative trans