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21124 Hamiltonian discontinuous Galerkin FEM for linear, rotating incompressible Euler equations: inertial waves
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Nurijanyan, S. and van der Vegt, J.J.W. and Bokhove, O. (2011) Hamiltonian discontinuous Galerkin FEM for linear, rotating incompressible Euler equations: inertial waves. Memorandum 1970, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1874-4850

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Abstract

A discontinuous Galerkin finite element method (DGFEM) has been developed and tested for linear, three-dimensional, rotating incompressible Euler equations. These equations admit complicated wave solutions.
The numerical challenges concern: (i) discretisation of a divergence-free velocity field; (ii) discretisation of geostrophic boundary conditions combined with no-normal flow at solid walls; (iii) discretisation of the conserved, Hamiltonian dynamics of the inertial-waves; and, (iv) large-scale computational demands owing to the three-dimensional nature of inertial-wave dynamics and possibly its narrow zones of chaotic attraction. These issues have been resolved: (i) by employing Dirac’s method of constrained Hamiltonian dynamics to our DGFEM for linear, compressible flows, thus enforcing the incompressibility constraints; (ii) by enforcing no-normal flow at solid walls in a weak form and geostrophic tangential flow —along the wall; (iii) by applying a symplectic time discretisation; and, (iv) by combining PETSc’s linear algebra routines with our high-level software.
We compared our simulations with exact solutions of three-dimensional compressible and incompressible flows, in (non)rotating periodic and partly periodic cuboids (Poincar´e waves). Additional verifications concerned semi-analytical eigenmode solutions in rotating cuboids with solid walls.

Item Type:Internal Report (Memorandum)
Research Group:EWI-MACS: Mathematics of Computational Science
Research Program:MESA-General
Research Project:A numerical Wave Tank for Complex Wave and Current Interactions
Uncontrolled Keywords:Linear Euler equations, Hamiltonian structure, Discontinuous Galerkin method, Inertial waves, Compatible schemes
ID Code:21124
Deposited On:03 January 2012
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