TY - JOUR T1 - An Efficient Implementation of the Divergence Free Constraint in a Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Magnetohydrodynamics on Unstructured Meshes JO - Communications in Computational Physics VL - 2 SP - 423 EP - 442 PY - 2018 DA - 2018/04 SN - 21 DO - http://doi.org/10.4208/cicp.180515.230616a UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/cicp/11244.html KW - AB -

In this paper we consider a discontinuous Galerkin discretization of the ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations on unstructured meshes, and the divergence free constraint (∇·B = 0) of its magnetic field B. We first present two approaches for maintaining the divergence free constraint, namely the approach of a locally divergence free projection inspired by locally divergence free elements [19], and another approach of the divergence cleaning technique given by Dedner et al. [15]. By combining these two approaches we obtain an efficient method at the almost same numerical cost. Finally, numerical experiments are performed to show the capacity and efficiency of the scheme.