The Higher-Order CESE Method for Two-dimensional Shallow Water Magnetohydrodynamics Equations

Sidrah Ahmed, Saqib Zia

Abstract

The numerical solution of two-dimensional shallow water magnetohydrodynamics model is obtained using the $4^{th}$-order conservation element solution element method (CESE). The method is based on unified treatment of spatial and temporal dimensions contrary to the finite difference and finite volume methods. The higher-order CESE scheme is constructed using same definitions of conservation and solution elements that are used for $2^{nd}$-order CESE scheme formulation. Hence it is more convenient to increase accuracy of CESE methods as compared to the finite difference and finite volume methods. Moreover the scheme is developed using the conservative formulation and do not require change in the source term for treating the degenerate hyperbolic nature of shallow water magnetohydrodynamics system due to divergence constraint. The spatial and temporal derivatives have been obtained by incorporating $4^{th}$-order Taylor expansion and the projection method is used to handle the divergence constraint. The accuracy and robustness of the extended method is tested by performing a benchmark numerical test taken from the literature. Numerical experiment revealed the accuracy and computational efficiency of the scheme.

Keywords

Shallow Wanter Equations, Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

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