Accession Number : AD0668324

Title :   A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF HYPERBOLIC PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS BY THE METHOD OF CHARACTERISTICS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Lee,Jonathan ; Ferguson,Ralph ; Orlow,Theodore

Report Date : 31 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A computer program is presented for solving a system of two quasilinear partial hyperbolic differential equations in two independent and two dependent variables by the method of characteristics. There is a discussion of the characteristic equations and the compatibility relations. The second order finite difference approximations to these are given along with a method to solve the difference equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS), HYPERSONIC FLOW, SUPERSONIC FLOW, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), SIMULTANEOUS EQUATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE