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Analysis of two any order spectral volume methods for 1-D linear hyperbolic equations with degenerate variable coefficients
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  • Minqiang Xu,
  • Yanting Yuan,
  • Waixiang Cao,
  • Qingsong Zou
Minqiang Xu
Sun Yat-Sen University
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Yanting Yuan
Sun Yat-Sen University
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Waixiang Cao
Beijing Normal University
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Qingsong Zou
Sun Yat-Sen University

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze two classes of spectral volume (SV) methods for one-dimensional hyperbolic equations with degenerate variable coefficients. The two classes of SV methods are constructed by letting a piecewise $k$-th order ($k\ge 1$ is an arbitrary integer) polynomial to satisfy the conservation law in each {\it control volume}, which is obtained by refining spectral volumes (SV) of the underlying mesh with $k$ Gauss-Legendre points (LSV) or Radaus points (RSV) in each SV. The $L^2$-norm stability and optimal order convergence properties for both methods are rigorously proved for general non-uniform meshes. Surprisingly, we discover some very interesting superconvergence phenomena : at some special points, the SV flux function approximates the exact flux with $(k+2)$-th order and the SV solution itself approximates the exact solution with $(k+\frac32)$-th order; some superconvergence behaviors for element averages errors have been also discovered. Moreover, these superconvergence phenomena are rigorously proved by using the so-called {\it correction function} method. Our theoretical findings are verified by several numerical experiments.