On the Convergence of Difference Approximations to Scalar Conservation Laws

Stanley Osher, Eitan Tadmor
1988 Mathematics of Computation  
We present a unified treatment of explicit in time, two-level, second-order resolution (SOR), total-variation diminishing (TVD), approximations to scalar conservation laws. The schemes are assumed only to have conservation form and incremental form. We introduce a modified flux and a viscosity coefficient and obtain results in terms of the latter. The existence of a cell entropy inequality is discussed and such an equality for all entropies is shown to imply that the scheme is an E scheme on
more » ... s an E scheme on monotone (actually more general) data, hence at most only first-order accurate in general. Convergence for TVD-SOR schemes approximating convex or concave conservation laws is shown by enforcing a single discrete entropy inequality.
doi:10.2307/2007913 fatcat:bx6wioalszawbggmogj2e2euw4