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High-order finite-volume methods on locally-structured grids

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  • We present an approach to designing arbitrarily high-order finite-volume spatial discretizations on locally-rectangular grids. It is based on the use of a simple class of high-order quadratures for computing the average of fluxes over faces. This approach has the advantage of being a variation on widely-used second-order methods, so that the prior experience in engineering those methods carries over in the higher-order case. Among the issues discussed are the basic design principles for uniform grids, the extension to locally-refined nest grid hierarchies, and the treatment of complex geometries using mapped grids, multiblock grids, and cut-cell representations.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 65M08, 65N08.


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