A second order discontinuous Galerkin method for advection on unstructured triangular meshes

Hubertus J.M. Geijselaers, Han Huetink

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In this paper the advection of element data which are linearly distributed inside the elements is addressed. Across element boundaries the data are assumed discontinuous. The equations are discretized by the Discontinuous Galerkin method. For stability and accuracy at large step sizes (large values of the Courant number), the method is extended to second order. Furthermore the equations are enriched with selective implicit terms. This results in an explicit and local advection scheme, which is stable and accurate for Courant numbers less than .95 on unstructured triangle meshes. Results are shown of some pure advection test problems.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)275-284
Number of pages10
JournalCommunications in numerical methods in engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • IR-59421
  • Finite elements
  • Discontinuous Galerkin
  • METIS-215326
  • Linear advection

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