Date of Award:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Mathematics and Statistics
Numerical schemes for the partial differential equations used to characterize stiffly forced conservation laws are constructed and analyzed. Partial differential equations of this form are found in many physical applications including modeling gas dynamics, fluid flow, and combustion. Many difficulties arise when trying to approximate solutions to stiffly forced conservation laws numerically. Some of these numerical difficulties are investigated.
A new class of numerical schemes is developed to overcome some of these problems. The numerical schemes are constructed using an infinite sequence of conservation laws.
Restrictions are given on the schemes that guarantee they maintain a uniform bound and satisfy an entropy condition. For schemes meeting these criteria, a proof is given of convergence to the correct physical solution of the conservation law.
Numerical examples are presented to illustrate the theoretical results.
Hillyard, Cinnamon, "Construction and Analysis of a Family of Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws with Stiff Source Terms" (1999). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 7120.
Copyright for this work is retained by the student. If you have any questions regarding the inclusion of this work in the Digital Commons, please email us at .