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A central scheme for shallow water flows along channels with irregular geometry

  • Jorge Balbás (a1) and Smadar Karni (a2)


We present a new semi-discrete central scheme for one-dimensional shallow water flows along channels with non-uniform rectangular cross sections and bottom topography. The scheme preserves the positivity of the water height, and it is preserves steady-states of rest (i.e., it is well-balanced). Along with a detailed description of the scheme, numerous numerical examples are presented for unsteady and steady flows. Comparison with exact solutions illustrate the accuracy and robustness of the numerical algorithm.



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A central scheme for shallow water flows along channels with irregular geometry

  • Jorge Balbás (a1) and Smadar Karni (a2)


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