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High-order finite-volume methods for hyperbolic conservation laws on mapped multiblock grids

  • Author(s): McCorquodale, P
  • Dorr, MR
  • Hittinger, JAF
  • Colella, P
  • et al.

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. We present an approach to solving hyperbolic conservation laws by finite-volume methods on mapped multiblock grids, extending the approach of Colella, Dorr, Hittinger, and Martin (2011) [10] for grids with a single mapping. We consider mapped multiblock domains for mappings that are conforming at inter-block boundaries. By using a smooth continuation of the mapping into ghost cells surrounding a block, we reduce the inter-block communication problem to finding an accurate, robust interpolation into these ghost cells from neighboring blocks. We demonstrate fourth-order accuracy for the advection equation for multiblock coordinate systems in two and three dimensions.

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