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A Numerical Scheme for Three-Dimensional Front Propagation and Control of Jordan Mode

Arun, KR (2012) A Numerical Scheme for Three-Dimensional Front Propagation and Control of Jordan Mode. In: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 34 (2). B148-B178.

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As an example of a front propagation, we study the propagation of a three-dimensional nonlinear wavefront into a polytropic gas in a uniform state and at rest. The successive positions and geometry of the wavefront are obtained by solving the conservation form of equations of a weakly nonlinear ray theory. The proposed set of equations forms a weakly hyperbolic system of seven conservation laws with an additional vector constraint, each of whose components is a divergence-free condition. This constraint is an involution for the system of conservation laws, and it is termed a geometric solenoidal constraint. The analysis of a Cauchy problem for the linearized system shows that when this constraint is satisfied initially, the solution does not exhibit any Jordan mode. For the numerical simulation of the conservation laws we employ a high resolution central scheme. The second order accuracy of the scheme is achieved by using MUSCL-type reconstructions and Runge-Kutta time discretizations. A constrained transport-type technique is used to enforce the geometric solenoidal constraint. The results of several numerical experiments are presented, which confirm the efficiency and robustness of the proposed numerical method and the control of the Jordan mode.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article is belongs to Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 11:59
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 11:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44642

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