Entropy viscosity method for nonlinear conservation laws

Jean-Luc Guermond, Richard Pasquetti, Bojan Popov

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A new class of high-order numerical methods for approximating nonlinear conservation laws is described (entropy viscosity method). The novelty is that a nonlinear viscosity based on the local size of an entropy production is added to the numerical discretization at hand. This new approach does not use any flux or slope limiters, applies to equations or systems supplemented with one or more entropy inequalities and does not depend on the mesh type and polynomial approximation. Various benchmark problems are solved with finite elements, spectral elements and Fourier series to illustrate the capability of the proposed method. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4248-4267
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-016-04
Acknowledgements: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Grant DMS-0713929, DMS-0811041 and by Award No. KUS-C1-016-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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