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New WENO Smoothness Indicators Computationally Efficient in the Presence of Corner Discontinuities

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Journal of Scientific Computing
  • Volumen: 71
  • Número: 3
  • Fecha: 01 June 2017
  • Páginas: 1265-1302
  • ISSN: 08857474
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10915-016-0342-2
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: Springer New York LLCbarbara.b.bertram@gsk.com
© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media New York.This paper is devoted to the construction and analysis of a new smoothness index for WENO interpolation capable of dealing with corner discontinuities. The new smoothness index presented is initially developed for the point-value framework of Harten¿s multiresolution. Even so, the ideas about how to extend the results to the cell-average framework are presented. The new smoothness index is inspired by the one proposed in Jiang and Shu (J Comput Phys 126(1):202¿228, 1996). This index works very well for jump discontinuities as it was originally designed for the context of conservation laws in order to deal with problems that contain shocks and complicated fluid-structure interactions. Even so, it is easy to check that the mentioned index does not provide an appropriate performance for corner discontinuities. Our aim is to rise the order of accuracy of WENO interpolation near corner discontinuities. In order to do so, we will modify the original smoothness index proposed by Jiang and Shu such that the discontinuities in the first derivative of the function contribute effectively to the index. The modification proposed will produce a variation in the weights of WENO when dealing with a corner, that do not appear when using the smoothness indexes proposed by Jiang and Shu. The variation in the weights induced by the modification of the smoothness index will allow adaption to corner discontinuities, maintaining the adaption to jumps provided by the original smoothness index proposed by Jiang and Shu. The strategy proposed in Aràndiga et al. (SIAM J Numer Anal 49(2):893¿915, 2011) can be adapted such that the accuracy is maintained near critical points at smooth zones.

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