3 years ago

ADER discontinuous Galerkin schemes for general-relativistic ideal magnetohydrodynamics.

Luciano Rezzolla, Sven Köppel, Olindo Zanotti, Michael Dumbser, Francesco Fambri

We present a new class of high-order accurate numerical algorithms for solving the equations of general-relativistic ideal magnetohydrodynamics in curved spacetimes. The governing partial differential equations are solved via a new family of fully-discrete and arbitrary high-order accurate path-conservative discontinuous Galerkin (DG) finite-element methods combined with adaptive mesh refinement and time accurate local timestepping. In order to deal with shock waves and other discontinuities, the high-order DG schemes are supplemented with a novel a-posteriori subcell finite-volume limiter, which makes the new algorithms as robust as classical second-order total-variation diminishing finite-volume methods at shocks and discontinuities, but also as accurate as unlimited high-order DG schemes in smooth regions of the flow. We show the advantages of this new approach by means of various classical two- and three-dimensional benchmark problems on fixed spacetimes.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02839

DOI: arXiv:1801.02839v1

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