Shock Waves

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Numerical study on the convergence to steady-state solutions of a new class of finite volume WENO schemes: triangular meshes

  • J. Zhu
  • C.-W. ShuEmail author
Original Article


In this paper, we continue our research on the numerical study of convergence to steady-state solutions for a new class of finite volume weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) schemes in Zhu and Shu (J Comput Phys 349:80–96, 2017), from tensor product meshes to triangular meshes. For the case of triangular meshes, this new class of finite volume WENO schemes was designed for time-dependent conservation laws in Zhu and Qiu (SIAM J Sci Comput 40(2):A903–A928, 2018) for the third- and fourth-order versions. In this paper, we extend the design to a new fifth-order version in the same framework to keep the essentially non-oscillatory property near discontinuities. Similar to the case of tensor product meshes in Zhu and Shu  (2017), by performing such spatial reconstruction procedures together with a TVD Runge–Kutta time discretization, these WENO schemes do not suffer from slight post-shock oscillations that are responsible for the phenomenon wherein the residues of classical WENO schemes hang at a truncation error level instead of converging to machine zero. The third-, fourth-, and fifth-order finite volume WENO schemes in this paper can suppress the slight post-shock oscillations and have their residues settling down to a tiny number close to machine zero in steady-state simulations in our extensive numerical experiments.


WENO scheme Triangular mesh Finite volume scheme Steady-state solution Convergence property 



J. Zhu: Research is supported by NSFC Grant 11372005 and the state scholarship fund of China for studying abroad. C.-W. Shu: Research is supported by ARO Grant W911NF-15-1-0226 and NSF Grant DMS-1719410.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ScienceNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Division of Applied MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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