New non-oscillatory central schemes on unstructured triangulations for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws Academic Article uri icon


  • We discuss an extension of the Jiang-Tadmor and Kurganov-Tadmor fully-discrete non-oscillatory central schemes for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws to unstructured triangular meshes. In doing so, we propose a new, "genuinely multidimensional," non-oscillatory reconstruction-the minimum-angle plane reconstruction (MAPR). The MAPR is based on the selection of an interpolation stencil yielding a linear reconstruction with minimal angle with respect to the horizontal. This means that the MAPR does not bias the solution by using a coordinate direction-by-direction approach to the reconstruction, which is highly desirable when unstructured meshes consisting of elements with (almost) arbitrary geometry are used. To show the "black-box solver" capabilities of the proposed schemes, numerical results are presented for a number of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws (in two spatial dimensions) with convex and non-convex flux functions. In particular, it is shown that, even though the MAPR is neither designed with the goal of obtaining a scheme that satisfies a maximum principle in mind nor is total-variation diminishing (TVD), it provides a robust non-oscillatory reconstruction that captures composite waves accurately. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Christov, I., & Popov, B.

citation count

  • 33

publication date

  • May 2008