Asymptotic-preserving Godunov-type numerical schemes for hyperbolic systems with stiff and nonstiff relaxation terms

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We devise a new class of asymptotic-preserving Godunov-type numerical schemes for hyperbolic systems with stiff and nonstiff relaxation source terms governed by a relaxation time ε. As an alternative to classical operator-splitting techniques, the objectives of these schemes are twofold: first, to give accurate numerical solutions for large, small, and in-between values of ε and second, to make optional the choice of the numerical scheme in the asymptotic regime ε tends to zero. The latter property may be of particular interest to make easier and more efficient the coupling at a fixed spatial interface of two models involving very different values of ε. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Numer Methods Partial Differential Eq, 2013

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