An Explicit Staggered Finite Volume Scheme for the Shallow Water Equations

  • D. Doyen
  • P. H. GunawanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 77)


We propose an explicit finite volume scheme for the shallow water equations. The different unknowns of the system are approximated on staggered meshes. The numerical fluxes are computed with upwind and centered discretizations. We prove a number of properties of the scheme: positivity preserving, well-balanced, consistent with the global entropy inequality. We compare it with collocated schemes, using approximate Riemann solvers, on various problems.


Shallow Water Equation Entropy Inequality Water Height Stagger Scheme Numerical Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Paris-Est and CNRS, LAMA UMR8050Marne-la-ValléeFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris-Est and Institut Teknologi BandungBandungIndonesia

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