Abstract: We introduce two kinds of explicit solutions to the convection-reaction equation,
ut+(|u|q/q)x=u, u,x∈R, t∈R+, q>1,and employ them to test properties of various computational schemes. From this test we observe that computed solutions using Lax-Friedrichs, MacCormack and Lax-Wendroff schemes break down in a finite time. On the other hand some other schemes including WENO, NT and Godunov show more stable behavior and the tests provide their detailed behaviors. It is discussed that if a numerical scheme is applied to this problem together with the splitting method, certain defects of the scheme can be magnified exponentially and observed easily. Sometimes such a behavior destroys the numerical solution completely and hence one need to pay extra caution to deal with reaction dominant systems.
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