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WI4212: Advanced Numerical Methods
Responsible Instructor: J.E. Romate, C. Vuik
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x: 0/0/2/2
Education Period: 3, 4
Start Education: 3
Exam Period: none
Course Language: English
Expected prior knowledge: Introductory numerical analysis (WI2604, or WI3097), Introductory partial differential equations, Introductory continuum mechanics.
Course Contents: This course is an introduction to hyperbolic partial differential equations and a powerful class of numerical methods for approximating their solution, including both linear problems and nonlinear conservation laws. These equations describe a wide range of wave propagation and transport phenomena arising in nearly every scientific and engineering discipline. Several applications are described in a self-contained manner, along with much of the mathematical theory of hyperbolic problems. High-resolution versions of Godunov"s method are developed, in which Riemann problems are solved to determine the local wave structure and limiters are then applied to eliminate numerical oscillations. These methods were originally designed to capture shock waves accurately, but are also useful tools for studying linear wave-propagation problems, particularly in heterogeneous material.
Education Method: Lectures
Literature and Study Materials: Finite volume methods for hyperbolic problems R.J. LeVeque Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
# ISBN-10: 0521009243
# ISBN-13: 978-0521009249
Assessment: Assignment.
Last modified: 6 November 2013, 15:25 UTC
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