Large Time Step Roe scheme for a common 1D two-fluid model
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Original versionApplied Mathematical Modelling. 2017, 44 124-142. 10.1016/j.apm.2016.12.010
We present the Large Time Step (LTS) extension of the Roe scheme and apply it to a standard two-fluid model. Herein, LTS denotes a class of explicit methods that are not limited by the CFL (Courant–Friedrichs–Lewy) condition, allowing us to use very large time steps compared to standard explicit methods. The LTS method was originally developed in the nineteen eighties (LeVeque, 1985), where the Godunov scheme was extended to the LTS Godunov scheme. In the present work, the relaxation of the CFL condition is achieved by increasing the domain of dependence. This might lead to difficulties when it comes to boundary and source terms treatment. We address and discuss these difficulties and propose different ways to treat them. For a shock tube test case, where there are neither source terms nor difficulties associated with the boundaries, the method increases both accuracy and efficiency. For a water faucet test case that includes a source term, the method increases the efficiency, while the accuracy strongly depends on the appropriate treatment of boundary conditions and source terms.