On the plane wave Riemann Problem in Fluid Dynamics
Mathematical Physics | Physics - Fluid Dynamics | 65M08 | 65M12 | Mathematics - Numerical Analysis
The paper contains a stability analysis of the plane-wave Riemann problem for the two-dimensional hyperbolic conservation laws for an ideal compressible gas. It is proved that the contact discontinuity in the plane-wave Riemann problem is unstable under perturbations. The implications for Godunovs method are discussed and it is shown that numerical post shock noise can set of a contact instability. A relation to carbuncle instabilities is established.