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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2014, Article ID 127624, 14 pages
Research Article

Fifth-Order Mapped Semi-Lagrangian Weighted Essentially Nonoscillatory Methods Near Certain Smooth Extrema

Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

Received 12 April 2014; Revised 26 June 2014; Accepted 26 June 2014; Published 15 July 2014

Academic Editor: Filomena Cianciaruso

Copyright © 2014 Lang Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Fifth-order mapped semi-Lagrangian weighted essentially nonoscillatory (WENO) methods at certain smooth extrema are developed in this study. The schemes contain the mapped semi-Lagrangian finite volume (M-SL-FV) WENO 5 method and the mapped compact semi-Lagrangian finite difference (M-C-SL-FD) WENO 5 method. The weights in the more common scheme lose accuracy at certain smooth extrema. We introduce mapped weighting to handle the problem. In general, a cell average is applied to construct the M-SL-FV WENO 5 reconstruction, and the M-C-SL-FD WENO 5 interpolation scheme is proposed based on an interpolation approach. An accuracy test and numerical examples are used to demonstrate that the two schemes reduce the loss of accuracy and improve the ability to capture discontinuities.