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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 672187, 14 pages
Research Article

Nonoscillatory Central Schemes for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws in Three-Space Dimensions

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3903, USA

Received 22 April 2013; Accepted 18 June 2013

Academic Editors: Z. Guo and S. A. Mohiuddine

Copyright © 2013 Andrew N. Guarendi and Abhilash J. Chandy. 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.


We extend a family of high-resolution, semidiscrete central schemes for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws to three-space dimensions. Details of the schemes, their implementation, and properties are presented together with results from several prototypical applications of hyperbolic conservation laws including a nonlinear scalar equation, the Euler equations of gas dynamics, and the ideal magnetohydrodynamic equations. Parallel scaling analysis and grid-independent results including contours and isosurfaces of density and velocity and magnetic field vectors are shown in this study, confirming the ability of these types of solvers to approximate the solutions of hyperbolic equations efficiently and accurately.