Accession Number:

ADA329450

Title:

The Runge-Kutta Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Conservation Laws V: Multidimensional Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

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Report Date:

1997-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This is the fifth paper in a series in which we construct and study the so-called Range-Kutta Discontinuous Galerkin method for numerically solving hyperbolic conservation laws. In this paper, we extend the method to multidimensional nonlinear systems of conservation laws. The algorithms are described and discussed, including algorithm formulation and practical implementation issues such as the numerical fluxes, quadrature rules, degrees of freedom, and the slope limiters, both in the triangular and the rectangular element cases. Numerical experiments for two dimensional Euler equations of compressible gas dynamics are presented that show the effect of the formal order of accuracy and the use of triangles or rectangles, on the quality of the approximation.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE