Entropy-viscosity method for the single material Euler equations in Lagrangian frame Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier B.V.. A new finite element method for solving the Euler equations in Lagrangian coordinates is proposed. The method is stabilized by adding artificial diffusion terms compatible with positivity of mass and internal energy, a minimum principle on the specific entropy, and all generalized entropy inequalities. Two options of first-order artificial diffusion are considered. One is in the spirit of the Eulerian based method (Guermond et al., 2011 [23, 22]; Zingan et al., 2013) and the other is similar to existing viscosity stabilizations in Lagrangian frame, e.g., Dobrev et al. (2012). The method is verified to be high-order for smooth solutions even with active viscosity terms. This is achieved by using high-order finite element spaces and an entropy-based viscosity stabilization that degenerates the first-order viscous terms. This stabilization automatically distinguishes smooth and singular regions. The formal accuracy and convergence properties of the proposed methods are tested on a series of benchmark problems. This is the first result extending the entropy-viscosity methodology to the Lagrangian hydrodynamics.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Guermond, J., Popov, B., & Tomov, V.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Guermond, Jean-Luc||Popov, Bojan||Tomov, Vladimir

publication date

  • March 2016