Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Discontinuous Galerkin methods for hyperbolic conservation laws
Author: Hadi, Justin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2732 5999
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2012
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
New numerical methods are developed for single phase compressible gas flow and two phase gas/liquid flow in the framework of the discontinuous Galerkin finite element method (DGFEM) and applied to Riemann problems. A residual based diffusion scheme inspired by the streamline upwind Petrov-Galerkin method (SUPG) of Brookes and Hughes [15] is applied to the Euler equations of gas dynamics and the single pressure incompressible liquid/compressible gas flow system of Toumi and Kumbaro [137]. A Roe [119] based approximate Riemann solver is applied. To minimise unstable overshoots, diffusivity is added in the direction of the gradient of the solution as opposed to the direction of the streamlines in SUPG for the continuous finite element method (CFEM). The methods are tested on Cartesian meshes with scalar advection problems, the computationally challenging Sod shock tube and Lax Riemann problems, explosion problems in gas dynamics and the water faucet test and explosion problems in two phase flow. An extension to two dimensions and comparisons to existing methods are made. A framework for the well posedness of two phase flow equations is posited and virtual mass terms are added to the two phase flow equations of Toumi and Kumbaro to ensure hyperbolicity. A viscous path based Roe solver for DGFEM is applied mirroring the method of Toumi and Kumbaro in a framework for discontinuous solutions.
Supervisor: Pain, Christopher ; Piggott, Matthew Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral