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A kinetic scheme for the Saint-Venant system with a source term. (English) Zbl 1008.65066
The aim of this paper is to present a numerical scheme to compute Saint-Venant equations with source term, due to the bottom topography, in a one-dimensional framework, which satisfies the following theoretical properties: it preserves the steady state of still water, satisfies an entropy inequality, preserves the non-negativity of the height of water and remains stable with a discontinuous bottom. This is achieved by means of a kinetic approach to the system, which is the departing point of the method developed here. In this context, the authors use a natural description of the microscopic behavior of the system to define numerical fluxes at the interfaces of an unstructured mesh. The concept of cell-centered conservative quantities (as usual in the finite volume method) and upwind interfacial sources as advocated by several authors is also used. Analytically and also by means of numerical results, it is shown that the above properties are satisfied.

MSC:
65M12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
65M15 Error bounds for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
76M12 Finite volume methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76M20 Finite difference methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
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