One-dimensional shock-capturing for high-order discontinuous Galerkin methods

Authors

  • E. Casoni,

    1. Laboratori de Calcul Numeric (LaCaN). Departament de Matematica Aplicada III E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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  • J. Peraire,

    1. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
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  • A. Huerta

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    • Laboratori de Calcul Numeric (LaCaN). Departament de Matematica Aplicada III E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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A. Huerta, Laboratori de Càlcul Numèric (LaCàN), E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Jordi Girona 1, E-08034 Barcelona, Spain.

E-mail: antonio.huerta@upc.edu

SUMMARY

Discontinuous Galerkin methods have emerged in recent years as an alternative for nonlinear conservation equations. In particular, their inherent structure (a numerical flux based on a suitable approximate Riemann solver introduces some stabilization) suggests that they are specially adapted to capture shocks. However, numerical fluxes are not sufficient to stabilize the solution in the presence of shocks. Thus, slope limiter methods, which are extensions of finite volume methods, have been proposed. These techniques require, in practice, mesh adaption to localize the shock structure. This is is more obvious for large elements typical of high-order approximations. Here, a new approach based on the introduction of artificial diffusion into the original equations is presented. The order is not systematically decreased to one in the presence of the shock, large high-order elements can be used, and several linear and nonlinear tests demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed methodology. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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