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A kinetic scheme for the Saint-Venant system with a source term

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to present a numerical scheme to compute Saint-Venant equations with a source term, due to the bottom topography, in a one-dimensional framework, which satisfies the following theoretical properties: it preserves the steady state of still water, satisfies an entropy inequality, preserves the non-negativity of the height of water and remains stable with a discontinuous bottom. This is achieved by means of a kinetic approach to the system, which is the departing point of the method developed here. In this context, we use a natural description of the microscopic behavior of the system to define numerical fluxes at the interfaces of an unstructured mesh. We also use the concept of cell-centered conservative quantities (as usual in the finite volume method) and upwind interfacial sources as advocated by several authors. We show, analytically and also by means of numerical results, that the above properties are satisfied.
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Benoît Perthame, Chiara Simeoni. A kinetic scheme for the Saint-Venant system with a source term. Calcolo, Springer Verlag, 2001, 38 (4), pp.201-231. ⟨10.1007/s10092-001-8181-3⟩. ⟨hal-00922664v2⟩

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