A Method for the Numerical Calculation of Hydrodynamic Shocks
Abstract
The equations of hydrodynamics are modified by the inclusion of additional terms which greatly simplify the procedures needed for stepwise numerical solution of the equations in problems involving shocks. The quantitative influence of these terms can be made as small as one wishes by choice of a sufficiently fine mesh for the numerical integrations. A set of difference equations suitable for the numerical work is given, and the condition that must be satisfied to insure their stabilty is derived.
 Publication:

Journal of Applied Physics
 Pub Date:
 March 1950
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.1699639
 Bibcode:
 1950JAP....21..232V