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Publications [#246909] of Jian-Guo Liu

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  1. Liu, J-G; Xin, Z, Nonlinear stability of discrete shocks for systems of conservation laws, Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, vol. 125 no. 3 (1993), pp. 217-256, ISSN 0003-9527 [doi]
    (last updated on 2017/12/12)

    In this paper we study the asymptotic nonlinear stability of discrete shocks for the Lax-Friedrichs scheme for approximating general m×m systems of nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws. It is shown that weak single discrete shocks for such a scheme are nonlinearly stable in the Lp-norm for all p ≧ 1, provided that the sums of the initial perturbations equal zero. These results should shed light on the convergence of the numerical solution constructed by the Lax-Friedrichs scheme for the single-shock solution of system of hyperbolic conservation laws. If the Riemann solution corresponding to the given far-field states is a superposition of m single shocks from each characteristic family, we show that the corresponding multiple discrete shocks are nonlinearly stable in Lp (P ≧ 2). These results are proved by using both a weighted estimate and a characteristic energy method based on the internal structures of the discrete shocks and the essential monotonicity of the Lax-Friedrichs scheme. © 1993 Springer-Verlag.
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