Generalizations of the Flux-Corrected Transport Technique.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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The recently developed method of Flux-Corrected Transport FCT can be applied to many of the finite-difference transport schemes presently in use. The result is a class of improved algorithms which add to the usual desirable properties of such schemes - conservation, stability, second-order in some cases accuracy, etc. -the property of maintaining the intrinsic positivity of quantities like density, energy density, and pressure. Illustrations are given for algorithms of the Lax-Wendroff, leapfrog, and upstreaming types. The errors introduced by the flux-correction process which lies at the heart of the method are cataloged and their effect described. Phoenical FCT, a refinement which minimizes residual diffusive errors, is analyzed. Application of FCT to general fluid systems, multidimensions, and curvilinear geometry are described. The results of computer tests are shown in which the various types of FCT are compared with one another and with some conventional algorithms.
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