Numerical methods based on additive splittings for hyperbolic partial differential equations

Authors:
Randall J. LeVeque and Joseph Oliger

Journal:
Math. Comp. **40** (1983), 469-497

MSC:
Primary 65M05

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1983-0689466-8

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689466

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Abstract: We derive and analyze several methods for systems of hyperbolic equations with wide ranges of signal speeds. These techniques are also useful for problems whose coefficients have large mean values about which they oscillate with small amplitude. Our methods are based on additive splittings of the operators into components that can be approximated independently on the different time scales, some of which are sometimes treated exactly. The efficiency of the splitting methods is seen to depend on the error incurred in splitting the exact solution operator. This is analyzed and a technique is discussed for reducing this error through a simple change of variables. A procedure for generating the appropriate boundary data for the intermediate solutions is also presented.

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