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A total variation diminishing finite difference algorithm for sonic boom propagation modelsIt is difficult to accurately model the rise phases of sonic boom waveforms with traditional finite difference algorithms because of finite difference phase dispersion. This paper introduces the concept of a total variation diminishing (TVD) finite difference method as a tool for accurately modeling the rise phases of sonic booms. A standard second order finite difference algorithm and its TVD modified counterpart are both applied to the one-way propagation of a square pulse. The TVD method clearly outperforms the non-TVD method, showing great potential as a new computational tool in the analysis of sonic boom propagation.
Sparrow, Victor W. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, US, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1993