advection_rk package

The pyro method-of-lines advection solver. This uses a piecewise linear reconstruction in space together with a Runge-Kutta integration for time.



advection_rk.fluxes module

advection_rk.fluxes.fluxes(my_data, rp, dt)[source]

Construct the fluxes through the interfaces for the linear advection equation:

\[a_t + u a_x + v a_y = 0\]

We use a second-order (piecewise linear) Godunov method to construct the interface states, using Runge-Kutta integration. These are one-dimensional predictions to the interface, relying on the coupling in transverse directions through the intermediate stages of the Runge-Kutta integrator.

In the pure advection case, there is no Riemann problem we need to solve – we just simply do upwinding. So there is only one ‘state’ at each interface, and the zone the information comes from depends on the sign of the velocity.

Our convection is that the fluxes are going to be defined on the left edge of the computational zones:

 |             |             |             |
 |             |             |             |
 |     i-1     |      i      |     i+1     |

          a_l,i  a_r,i   a_l,i+1

a_r,i and a_l,i+1 are computed using the information in zone i,j.

my_dataCellCenterData2d object

The data object containing the grid and advective scalar that we are advecting.

rpRuntimeParameters object

The runtime parameters for the simulation


The timestep we are advancing through.


The name of the variable contained in my_data that we are advecting

outndarray, ndarray

The fluxes on the x- and y-interfaces

advection_rk.simulation module

class advection_rk.simulation.Simulation(solver_name, problem_name, rp, timers=None, data_class=<class 'mesh.patch.CellCenterData2d'>)[source]

Bases: advection.simulation.Simulation


Evolve the linear advection equation through one timestep. We only consider the “density” variable in the CellCenterData2d object that is part of the Simulation.


Compute the advective timestep (CFL) constraint. We use the driver.cfl parameter to control what fraction of the CFL step we actually take.


take a single substep in the RK timestepping starting with the conservative state defined as part of myd