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Shallow water equations with a non-flat bottom topography have been widely used to model flows in rivers and coastal areas. An important difficulty arising in these simulations is the appearance of dry areas, as standard numerical methods may fail in the presence of these areas. These equations also have steady state solutions in which the flux gradients(More)
A characteristic feature of hyperbolic systems of balance laws is the existence of non-trivial equilibrium solutions, where the effects of convective fluxes and source terms cancel each other. Recently a number of so-called well-balanced schemes were developed which satisfy a discrete analogue of this balance and are therefore able to maintain an(More)
Moist multi-scale models for the hurricane embryo ANDREW J. MAJDA1†, YULONG XING AND MAJID MOHAMMADIAN Department of Mathematics and Climate, Atmosphere and Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA(More)
The gas dynamics equations, coupled with a static gravitational field, admit the hydrostatic balance where the flux produced by the pressure is exactly canceled by the gravitational source term. Many astrophysical problems involve the hydrodynamical evolution in a gravitational field, therefore it is essential to correctly capture the effect of(More)
Abstract. We construct, analyze and numerically validate a class of conservative, discontinuous Galerkin schemes for the Generalized Korteweg-de Vries equation. Up to round-off error, these schemes preserve discrete versions of the first two invariants (the integral of the solution, usually identified with the mass, and the L–norm) of the continuous(More)
In this paper, we generalize the high order well-balanced finite difference weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme, designed earlier by us in Xing and Shu (2005, J. Comput. phys. 208, 206–227) for the shallow water equations, to solve a wider class of hyperbolic systems with separable source terms including the elastic wave equation, the(More)
Hyperbolic balance laws have steady state solutions in which the flux gradients are nonzero but are exactly balanced by the source terms. In our earlier work [31–33], we designed high order well-balanced schemes to a class of hyperbolic systems with separable source terms. In this paper, we present a different approach to the same purpose: designing high(More)
This note aims at demonstrating the advantage of moving-water well-balanced schemes over still-water well-balanced schemes for the shallow water equations. We concentrate on numerical examples with solutions near a moving-water equilibrium. For such examples, still-water well-balanced methods are not capable of capturing the small perturbations of the(More)