Preprint 2000-030

A Difference Scheme for Conservation Laws with a Discontinuous Flux - the Nonconvex Case

John D. Towers

Abstract: In a previous work by the author, convergence was established for a simple difference scheme approximating a scalar conservation law where the flux was concave, and had a discontinuous spatially varying coefficient. The main result of this paper is an extension of that convergence theorem to the situation where the flux may have any finite number of critical points. Additionally, spatially varying source terms are allowed. The spatially varying numerical flux is also shown to satisfy maximum and minimum principles, and to be Total Variation Decreasing (TVD) in time.

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This is a revision of a previously submitted preprint, 2000-16. The title is unchanged, but the abstract and the body of the paper have changes.
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