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- ItemA comparative study on the impact of different fluxes in a discontinuous Galerkin scheme for the 2D shallow water equations(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04) Rasolofoson, Faraniaina; Chun, Sehun; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Shallow water equations (SWEs) are a set of hyperbolic partial differential equations that describe the flow below a pressure surface in a fluid. They are widely applicable in the domain of fluid dynamics. To meet the needs of engineers working on the area of fluid dynamics, a method known as spectral/hp element method has been developed which is a scheme that can be used with complicated geometry. The use of discontinuous Galerkin (DG) discretisation permits discontinuity of the numerical solution to exist at inter-element surfaces. In the DG method, the solution within each element is not reconstructed by looking to neighbouring elements, thus the transfer information between elements will be ensured through the numerical fluxes. As a consequence, the accuracy of the method depends largely on the definition of the numerical fluxes. There are many different type of numerical fluxes computed from Riemann solvers. Four of them will be applied here respectively for comparison through a 2D Rossby wave test case.