Entropic sub-cell shock capturing schemes via Jin-Xin relaxation and glimm front sampling for scalar conservation laws


Journal Article

© 2017 American Mathematical Society. We introduce a sub-cell shock capturing method for scalar conservation laws built upon the Jin-Xin relaxation framework. Here, sub-cell shock capturing is achieved using the original defect measure correction technique. The proposed method exactly restores entropy shock solutions of the exact Riemann problem and, moreover, it produces monotone and entropy satisfying approximate self-similar solutions. These solutions are then sampled using Glimm's random choice method to advance in time. The resulting scheme combines the simplicity of the Jin-Xin relaxation method with the resolution of the Glimm's scheme to achieve the sharp (no smearing) capturing of discontinuities. The benefit of using defect measure corrections over usual sub-cell shock capturing methods is that the scheme can be easily made entropy satisfying with respect to infinitely many entropy pairs. Consequently, under a classical CFL condition, the method is proved to converge to the unique entropy weak solution of the Cauchy problem for general non-linear flux functions. Numerical results show that the proposed method indeed captures shocks-including interacting shocks-sharply without any smearing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coquel, F; Jin, S; Liu, JG; Wang, L

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 311

Start / End Page

  • 1083 - 1126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-5718

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1090/mcom/3253

Citation Source

  • Scopus