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# Improvement on spherical symmetry in two-dimensional cylindrical coordinates for a class of control volume Lagrangian schemes

Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 02912, Providence, RI

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**ABSTRACT:**In this paper we present a new family of high order accurate Arbitrary-Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) one-step ADER-WENO finite volume schemes for the solution of nonlinear systems of conservative and non-conservative hyperbolic partial differential equations with stiff source terms on moving tetrahedral meshes in three space dimensions. A WENO reconstruction technique is used to achieve high order of accuracy in space, while an element-local space–time Discontinuous Galerkin finite element predictor on moving curved meshes is used to obtain a high order accurate one-step time discretization. Within the space–time predictor the physical element is mapped onto a reference element using a high order isoparametric approach, where the space–time basis and test functions are given by the Lagrange interpolation polynomials passing through a predefined set of space–time nodes. Since our algorithm is cell-centered, the final mesh motion is computed by using a suitable node solver algorithm. A rezoning step as well as a flattener strategy are used in some of the test problems to avoid mesh tangling or excessive element deformations that may occur when the computation involves strong shocks or shear waves. The ALE algorithm presented in this article belongs to the so-called direct ALE methods because the final Lagrangian finite volume scheme is based directly on a space–time conservation formulation of the governing PDE system, with the rezoned geometry taken already into account during the computation of the fluxes. We apply our new high order unstructured ALE schemes to the 3D Euler equations of compressible gas dynamics, for which a set of classical numerical test problems has been solved and for which convergence rates up to sixth order of accuracy in space and time have been obtained. We furthermore consider the equations of classical ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) as well as the non-conservative seven-equation Baer–Nunziato model of compressible multi-phase flows with stiff relaxation source terms.Journal of Computational Physics 10/2014; 275:484–523. · 2.49 Impact Factor - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**In applications such as astrophysics and inertial confinement fusion, there are many three-dimensional cylindrical-symmetric multi-material problems which are usually simulated by Lagrangian schemes in the two-dimensional cylindrical coordinates. For this type of simulation, a critical issue for the schemes is to keep spherical symmetry in the cylindrical coordinate system if the original physical problem has this symmetry. In the past decades, several Lagrangian schemes with such symmetry property have been developed, but all of them are only first order accurate. In this paper, we develop a second order cell-centered Lagrangian scheme for solving compressible Euler equations in cylindrical coordinates, based on the control volume discretizations, which is designed to have uniformly second order accuracy and capability to preserve one-dimensional spherical symmetry in a two-dimensional cylindrical geometry when computed on an equal-angle-zoned initial grid. The scheme maintains several good properties such as conservation for mass, momentum and total energy, and the geometric conservation law. Several two-dimensional numerical examples in cylindrical coordinates are presented to demonstrate the good performance of the scheme in terms of accuracy, symmetry, non-oscillation and robustness. The advantage of higher order accuracy is demonstrated in these examples.Journal of Computational Physics 09/2014; 272:245–265. · 2.49 Impact Factor -
##### Article: Discontinuous Galerkin method for Krauseʼs consensus models and pressureless Euler equations

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**ABSTRACT:**In this paper, we apply discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods to solve two model equations: Krause's consensus models and pressureless Euler equations. These two models are used to describe the collisions of particles, and the distributions can be identified as density functions. If the particles are placed at a single point, then the density function turns out to be a δ-function and is difficult to be well approximated numerically. In this paper, we use DG method to approximate such a singularity and demonstrate the good performance of the scheme. Since the density functions are always positive, we apply a positivity-preserving limiter to them. Moreover, for pressureless Euler equations, the velocity satisfies the maximum principle. We also construct special limiters to fulfill this requirement.Journal of Computational Physics 11/2013; · 2.49 Impact Factor

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