On numerical methods for hyperbolic conservation laws and related equations modelling sedimentation of solid-liquid suspensions

F. Betancourt, Raimund Bürger, R. Ruiz-Baier, H. Torres, C. A. Vega

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A classical kinematical model of sedimentation of small equal-sized particles dispersed in a viscous fluid leads to a scalar conservation law with a nonlinear flux. Several extensions of this model are reviewed, with a strong focus on recently developed numerical methods. These extensions include a one-dimensional clarifier-thickener model giving rise to a conservation law with discontinuous flux, a conservation law with nonlocal flux, systems of nonlinear conservation modelling the sedimentation of polydisperse suspensions, and sedimentation-flow models consisting of a conservation law coupled with the Stokes or Navier-Stokes system in two space dimensions. Numerical examples are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHyperbolic Conservation Laws and Related Analysis with Applications
EditorsGui-Qiang G Chen, Helge Holden, Kenneth H Karlsen
Place of PublicationHeidelberg Germany
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-39007-4
ISBN (Print)9783642390067
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshop on Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Related Analysis with Applications - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Sep 201123 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017


ConferenceWorkshop on Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Related Analysis with Applications
CountryUnited Kingdom

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