2019 journal article

An updated Lagrangian discontinuous Galerkin hydrodynamic method for gas dynamics


By: T. Wu*, M. Shashkov, N. Morgan, D. Kuzmin & H. Luo*

author keywords: Lagrangian; Hydrodynamics; Discontinuous Galerkin; Limiters
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 8, 2019

We present a new Lagrangian discontinuous Galerkin (DG) hydrodynamic method for gas dynamics. The new method evolves conserved unknowns in the current configuration, which obviates the Jacobi matrix that maps the element in a reference coordinate system or the initial coordinate system to the current configuration. The density, momentum, and total energy ( ρ , ρ u , E ) are approximated with conservative higher-order Taylor expansions over the element and are limited toward a piecewise constant field near discontinuities using a limiter. Two new limiting methods are presented for enforcing the bounds on the primitive variables of density, velocity, and specific internal energy ( ρ , u , e ). The nodal velocity, and the corresponding forces, are calculated by solving an approximate Riemann problem at the element nodes. An explicit second-order method is used to temporally advance the solution. This new Lagrangian DG hydrodynamic method conserves mass, momentum, and total energy. 1D Cartesian coordinates test problem results are presented to demonstrate the accuracy and convergence order of the new DG method with the new limiters.