Journal of Scientific Computing

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 603–621

A Robust Reconstruction for Unstructured WENO Schemes


DOI: 10.1007/s10915-012-9598-3

Cite this article as:
Liu, Y. & Zhang, YT. J Sci Comput (2013) 54: 603. doi:10.1007/s10915-012-9598-3


The weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) schemes are a popular class of high order numerical methods for hyperbolic partial differential equations (PDEs). While WENO schemes on structured meshes are quite mature, the development of finite volume WENO schemes on unstructured meshes is more difficult. A major difficulty is how to design a robust WENO reconstruction procedure to deal with distorted local mesh geometries or degenerate cases when the mesh quality varies for complex domain geometry. In this paper, we combine two different WENO reconstruction approaches to achieve a robust unstructured finite volume WENO reconstruction on complex mesh geometries. Numerical examples including both scalar and system cases are given to demonstrate stability and accuracy of the scheme.


Weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) schemes Finite volume schemes High-order accuracy Unstructured meshes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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