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Numerical error control for second-order explicit TVD scheme with limiters in advection simulation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jingming Hou, Professor Qiuhua Liang, Dr Shifeng Wang


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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.This paper analyzes the causes of the numerical errors in terms of numerical diffusion and compression arising from the use of explicit second-order total variation diminishing (TVD) schemes in one-dimensional advection simulation. It demonstrates that different TVD limiters may have very different performances in different advection simulations, because of the so-called numerical diffusion and compression. The accuracy of the computed results is found to depend on not only the limiter functions themselves but also the advection features such as the concentration distribution, advection velocity and time step, etc. According to such relations, the effective ranges of the MIN-MOD, Van Leer and SUPERBEE limiters are characterized by introducing a dimensionless parameter which reflects the key features of advections, aiming to provide an approach to select a proper TVD limiter in advection simulation.

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Author(s): Hou J, Liang Q, Li Z, Wang S, Hinkelmann R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Computers and Mathematics with Applications

Year: 2015

Volume: 70

Issue: 9

Pages: 2197-2209

Print publication date: 01/11/2015

Online publication date: 26/09/2015

Acceptance date: 19/08/2015

ISSN (print): 0898-1221

ISSN (electronic): 1873-7668

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.camwa.2015.08.022


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