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nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (d03pxc)


    1  Purpose
    7  Accuracy

1  Purpose

nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (d03pxc) calculates a numerical flux function using an Exact Riemann Solver for the Euler equations in conservative form. It is designed primarily for use with the upwind discretization schemes nag_pde_parab_1d_cd (d03pfc), nag_pde_parab_1d_cd_ode (d03plc) or nag_pde_parab_1d_cd_ode_remesh (d03psc), but may also be applicable to other conservative upwind schemes requiring numerical flux functions.

2  Specification

#include <nag.h>
#include <nagd03.h>
void  nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (const double uleft[], const double uright[], double gamma, double tol, Integer niter, double flux[], Nag_D03_Save *saved, NagError *fail)

3  Description

nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (d03pxc) calculates a numerical flux function at a single spatial point using an Exact Riemann Solver (see Toro (1996) and Toro (1989)) for the Euler equations (for a perfect gas) in conservative form. You must supply the left and right solution values at the point where the numerical flux is required, i.e., the initial left and right states of the Riemann problem defined below. In nag_pde_parab_1d_cd (d03pfc), nag_pde_parab_1d_cd_ode (d03plc) and nag_pde_parab_1d_cd_ode_remesh (d03psc), the left and right solution values are derived automatically from the solution values at adjacent spatial points and supplied to the function argument numflx from which you may call nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (d03pxc).
The Euler equations for a perfect gas in conservative form are:
U t + F x =0, (1)
U= ρ m e   and  F= m m2ρ+γ-1 e-m22 ρ meρ+mργ-1 e-m22ρ , (2)
where ρ is the density, m is the momentum, e is the specific total energy and γ is the (constant) ratio of specific heats. The pressure p is given by
p=γ-1 e-ρu22 , (3)
where u=m/ρ is the velocity.
The function calculates the numerical flux function FUL,UR=FU*UL,UR, where U=UL and U=UR are the left and right solution values, and U*UL,UR is the intermediate state ω0 arising from the similarity solution Uy,t=ωy/t of the Riemann problem defined by
U t + F y =0, (4)
with U and F as in (2), and initial piecewise constant values U=UL for y<0 and U=UR for y>0. The spatial domain is -<y<, where y=0 is the point at which the numerical flux is required.
The algorithm is termed an Exact Riemann Solver although it does in fact calculate an approximate solution to a true Riemann problem, as opposed to an Approximate Riemann Solver which involves some form of alternative modelling of the Riemann problem. The approximation part of the Exact Riemann Solver is a Newton–Raphson iterative procedure to calculate the pressure, and you must supply a tolerance tol and a maximum number of iterations niter. Default values for these arguments can be chosen.
A solution cannot be found by this function if there is a vacuum state in the Riemann problem (loosely characterised by zero density), or if such a state is generated by the interaction of two non-vacuum data states. In this case a Riemann solver which can handle vacuum states has to be used (see Toro (1996)).

4  References

Toro E F (1989) A weighted average flux method for hyperbolic conservation laws Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. A423 401–418
Toro E F (1996) Riemann Solvers and Upwind Methods for Fluid Dynamics Springer–Verlag

5  Arguments

1:     uleft[3] const doubleInput
On entry: uleft[i-1] must contain the left value of the component Ui, for i=1,2,3. That is, uleft[0] must contain the left value of ρ, uleft[1] must contain the left value of m and uleft[2] must contain the left value of e.
2:     uright[3] const doubleInput
On entry: uright[i-1] must contain the right value of the component Ui, for i=1,2,3. That is, uright[0] must contain the right value of ρ, uright[1] must contain the right value of m and uright[2] must contain the right value of e.
3:     gamma doubleInput
On entry: the ratio of specific heats, γ.
Constraint: gamma>0.0.
4:     tol doubleInput
On entry: the tolerance to be used in the Newton–Raphson procedure to calculate the pressure. If tol is set to zero then the default value of 1.0×10-6 is used.
Constraint: tol0.0.
5:     niter IntegerInput
On entry: the maximum number of Newton–Raphson iterations allowed. If niter is set to zero then the default value of 20 is used.
Constraint: niter0.
6:     flux[3] doubleOutput
On exit: flux[i-1] contains the numerical flux component F^i, for i=1,2,3.
7:     saved Nag_D03_Save *Communication Structure
saved may contain data concerning the computation required by nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (d03pxc) as passed through to numflx from one of the integrator functions nag_pde_parab_1d_cd (d03pfc), nag_pde_parab_1d_cd_ode (d03plc) or nag_pde_parab_1d_cd_ode_remesh (d03psc). You should not change the components of saved.
8:     fail NagError *Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 2.7 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation).

6  Error Indicators and Warnings

Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
On entry, argument value had an illegal value.
On entry, niter=value.
Constraint: niter0.
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
An unexpected error has been triggered by this function. Please contact NAG.
See Section 2.7.6 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
Newton–Raphson iteration failed to converge.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 2.7.5 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
Left pressure value pl<0.0: pl=value.
On entry, gamma=value.
Constraint: gamma>0.0.
On entry, tol=value.
Constraint: tol0.0.
On entry, uleft[0]<0.0: uleft[0]=value.
On entry, uright[0]<0.0: uright[0]=value.
Right pressure value pr<0.0: pr=value.
A vacuum condition has been detected.

7  Accuracy

The algorithm is exact apart from the calculation of the pressure which uses a Newton–Raphson iterative procedure, the accuracy of which is controlled by the argument tol. In some cases the initial guess for the Newton–Raphson procedure is exact and no further iterations are required.

8  Parallelism and Performance

nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (d03pxc) is not threaded in any implementation.

9  Further Comments

nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (d03pxc) must only be used to calculate the numerical flux for the Euler equations in exactly the form given by (2), with uleft[i-1] and uright[i-1] containing the left and right values of ρ,m and e, for i=1,2,3, respectively.
For some problems the function may fail or be highly inefficient in comparison with an Approximate Riemann Solver (e.g., nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_roe (d03puc), nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_osher (d03pvc) or nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_hll (d03pwc)). Hence it is advisable to try more than one Riemann solver and to compare the performance and the results.
The time taken by the function is independent of all input arguments other than tol.

10  Example

This example uses nag_pde_parab_1d_cd_ode (d03plc) and nag_pde_parab_1d_euler_exact (d03pxc) to solve the Euler equations in the domain 0x1 for 0<t0.035 with initial conditions for the primitive variables ρx,t, ux,t and px,t given by
ρx,0=5.99924, ux,0=-19.5975, px,0=460.894,   for ​x<0.5, ρx,0=5.99242, ux,0=-6.19633, px,0=046.095,   for ​x>0.5.  
This test problem is taken from Toro (1996) and its solution represents the collision of two strong shocks travelling in opposite directions, consisting of a left facing shock (travelling slowly to the right), a right travelling contact discontinuity and a right travelling shock wave. There is an exact solution to this problem (see Toro (1996)) but the calculation is lengthy and has therefore been omitted.

10.1  Program Text

Program Text (d03pxce.c)

10.2  Program Data

Program Data (d03pxce.d)

10.3  Program Results

Program Results (d03pxce.r)

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