Accession Number:

ADA393273

Title:

A Local Discontinuous Galerkin Method for KdV-type Equations

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INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

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Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

In this paper we develop a local discontinuous Galerkin method for solving KdV type equations containing third derivative terms in one and two space dimensions. The method is based on the framework of the discontinuous Galerkin method for conservation laws and the local discontinuous Galerkin method for viscous equations containing second derivatives, however the guiding principle for inter-cell fluxes and nonlinear stability is new. We prove L2 stability and a cell entropy inequality for the square entropy for a class of nonlinear PDEs of this type both in one and multiple spatial dimensions, and give an error estimate for the linear cases in the one dimensional case. The stability result holds in the limit case when the coefficients to the third derivative terms vanish, hence the method is especially suitable for problems which are

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE