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Fourth-order compact finite difference method for solving two-dimensional convection–diffusion equation

By Lingyu Li, Ziwen Jiang and Zhe Yin


Abstract A fourth-order compact finite difference scheme of the two-dimensional convection–diffusion equation is proposed to solve groundwater pollution problems. A suitable scheme is constructed to simulate the law of movement of pollutants in the medium, which is spatially fourth-order accurate and temporally second-order accurate. The matrix form and solving methods for the linear system of equations are discussed. The theoretical analysis of unconditionally stable character of the scheme is verified by the Fourier amplification factor method. Numerical experiments are given to demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of the scheme proposed, and these show excellent agreement with the exact solution

Topics: Convection–diffusion equation, Compact finite difference method, Fourth-order accuracy, Numerical experiments, Mathematics, QA1-939
Publisher: SpringerOpen
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1186/s13662-018-1652-5
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