Dissipative Mechanism in Godunov Method

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Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 78)


This paper analyzes the dissipative mechanism in the Godunov method for the compressible Euler equations, from which a few pathological phenomena are explained, i.e., numerical shock instability and sonic point glitch.


Shock Front Rarefaction Wave Riemann Solver Numerical Dissipation Riemann Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kun Xu
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  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentHong Kong University of Science & TechnologyHong KongChina

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