Finite volume methods for unidirectional dispersive wave models

D. Dutykh, Th Katsaounis*, D. Mitsotakis

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We extend the framework of the finite volume method to dispersive unidirectional water wave propagation in one space dimension. In particular, we consider a KdV-BBM-type equation. Explicit and implicit-explicit Runge-Kutta-type methods are used for time discretizations. The fully discrete schemes are validated by direct comparisons to analytic solutions. Invariants' conservation properties are also studied. Main applications include important nonlinear phenomena such as dispersive shock wave formation, solitary waves, and their various interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-736
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 28 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Finite volume method
  • Nonlinear dispersive waves
  • Solitary waves
  • Unidirectional propagation
  • Water waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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