Adaptive Central-Upwind Scheme on Triangular Grids for the Shallow Water Model with variable density

by   Thuong Nguyen, et al.

In this paper, we construct a robust adaptive central-upwind scheme on unstructured triangular grids for two-dimensional shallow water equations with variable density. The method is well-balanced, positivity-preserving, and oscillation-free at the curve where two types of fluid merge. The proposed approach is an extension of the adaptive well-balanced, positivity-preserving scheme developed in Epshteyn and Nguyen (arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.06143, 2020). In particular, to preserve "lake-at-rest" steady states, we utilize the Riemann Solver with appropriately rotated coordinates to obtain the point values in the neighborhood of the fluid interface. In addition, to improve the efficiency of an adaptive method in the multifluid flow, the curve of density discontinuity is reconstructed by using the level set method and volume fraction method. To demonstrate the accuracy, high resolution, and efficiency of the new adaptive central-upwind scheme, several challenging tests for Shallow water models with variable density are performed.


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