Abstract: In this work, a new formulation for central schemes based on staggered grids is proposed. It is based on a novel approach, in which first a time discretization is carried out, followed by the space discretization. The schemes obtained in this fashion have a simpler structure than previous central schemes. For high order schemes, this simplification results in higher computational efficiency. In this work, schemes of order 2 to 5 are proposed and tested, although CRK schemes of any order of accuracy can be constructed in principle. The application to systems of equations is carefully studied, comparing algorithms based on a componentwise extension of the scalar scheme, and algorithms based on projection along characteristic directions.
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