Department of Mathematics
Numerical solution of blow-up problems for nonlinear wave equations on unbounded domains
The numerical solution of blow-up problems for nonlinear wave equations on unbounded spatial domains is considered. Applying the unified approach, which is based on the operator splitting method, we construct the efficient nonlinear local absorbing boundary conditions for the nonlinear wave equation, and reduce the nonlinear problem on the unbounded spatial domain to an initial-boundary- value problem on a bounded domain. Then the finite difference method is used to solve the reduced problem on the bounded computational domain. Finally, a broad range of numerical examples are given to demonstrate the effectiveness and accuracy of our method, and some interesting propagation and behaviors of the blow-up problems for nonlinear wave equations are observed. © 2013 Global-Science Press.
Absorbing boundary conditions, Finite differencemethod, Finite-time blow-up, Nonlinear wave equation, Unbounded domains
Source Publication Title
Communications In Computational Physics
Global Science Press
Brunner, Hermann, Hongwei Li, and Xiaonan Wu. "Numerical solution of blow-up problems for nonlinear wave equations on unbounded domains." Communications In Computational Physics 14.3 (2013): 574-598.