TY - JOUR T1 - Local Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Three Classes of Nonlinear Wave Equations AU - Xu , Yan AU - Shu , Chi-Wang JO - Journal of Computational Mathematics VL - 2 SP - 250 EP - 274 PY - 2004 DA - 2004/04 SN - 22 DO - http://doi.org/ UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jcm/10327.html KW - Local discontinuous Galerkin method, KdV-Burgers equation, Fifth-order KdV equation, Stability. AB -

In this paper, we further develop the local discontinuous Galerkin method to solve three classes of nonlinear wave equations formulated by the general KdV-Burgers type equations, the general fifth-order KdV type equations and the fully nonlinear $K(n, n, n)$ equations, and prove their stability for these general classes of nonlinear equations. The schemes we present extend the previous work of Yan and Shu [30, 31] and of Levy, Shu and Yan [24] on local discontinuous Galerkin method solving partial differential equations with higher spatial derivatives. Numerical examples for nonlinear problems are shown to illustrate the accuracy and capability of the methods. The numerical experiments include stationary solitons, soliton interactions and oscillatory solitary wave solutions. The numerical experiments also include the compacton solutions of a generalized fifth-order KdV equation in which the highest order derivative term is nonlinear and the fully nonlinear $K(n, n, n)$ equations.