Well-Balanced Central Schemes on Overlapping Cells with Constant Subtraction Techniques for the Saint-Venant Shallow Water System

Suo Yang, Alexander Kurganov, Yingjie Liu

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Abstract

We develop well-balanced finite-volume central schemes on overlapping cells for the Saint-Venant shallow water system and its variants. The main challenge in deriving the schemes is related to the fact that the Saint-Venant system contains a geometric source term due to nonflat bottom topography and therefore a delicate balance between the flux gradients and source terms has to be preserved. We propose a constant subtraction technique, which helps one to ensure a well-balanced property of the schemes, while maintaining arbitrary high-order of accuracy. Hierarchical reconstruction limiting procedure is applied to eliminate spurious oscillations without using characteristic decomposition. Extensive one- and two-dimensional numerical simulations are conducted to verify the well-balanced property, high-order of accuracy, and non-oscillatory high-resolution for both smooth and nonsmooth solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-698
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Balance laws
  • Central scheme
  • Central schemes on overlapping cells
  • Saint-Venant system
  • Shallow water
  • Well-balanced scheme

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