High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Conservation Laws

Per-Olof Persson
University of California, Berkeley

Room: UNIV 301

Nov 28, 2012 3:30 PM EST

It is widely believed that high-order accurate numerical methods, for example discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods, will eventually replace the traditional low-order methods in the solution of many problems, including fluid flow, solid dynamics, and wave propagation. I will explain what DG methods are and demonstrate what these methods can do in real-world problems, such as the analysis of flapping flight (e.g. the flight of birds and bats), microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and wind turbines.