Preprint 2000-011

An Explanation for the Sonic Point Glitch

Kun Xu and Hua-zhong Tang

Abstract: A sonic point glitch on the rarefaction wave is always associated with Godunov-type schemes, i.e., Godunov, Roe, Osher, Steger-Warming, van Leer, etc., methods. In this note, for the first time the reason for the formation of the sonic point glitch is explicitly pointed out.

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