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Monotone difference approximations for the simulation of clarifier-thickener units. (English) Zbl 1299.76283
Summary: Clarifier-thickener units treating ideal suspensions can be modeled as an initial-value problem for a nonconvex scalar conservation law whose flux depends on a vector of discontinuous parameters. This problem can be treated by the well-known Engquist-Osher scheme if the discontinuous paremeters are discretized on a grid staggered against that of the conserved variable. We prove convergence of this scheme to a weak solution of the problem and illustrate its application to the clarifier-thickener setup by a numerical example.

MSC:
76T20 Suspensions
76M20 Finite difference methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
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