Finite Volume und Finite Element Schemes

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Mueller ✉
Aleksey Sikstel ✉


Course Time Room Remark
Lecture Mo 08:30 - 10:00 1010|149 Start: 01.04.2019

Tue 08:30 - 10:00


Mo 12:30 - 14:00


Start: 08.04.2019

Contents of the course: Selected topics from Analysis and Numerics of hyperbolic conservation laws:

Part I: weak solution, shocks, concept of entropy, conservative schemes, Lax-Wendroff theorem, monotone schemes, TVD schemes, finite volume discretization, approximate Riemann solvers, discrete entropy inequality, convergence, numerical treatment of boundary conditions,

Part II: finite element discontinuous Galerkin schemes, limiter, time discretization, TVD property, convergence in the mean, grid adaptation, multiresolution analysis.

Previous Knowledge Expected

Knowledge on numerics of partial differential equations.


Specifically, students gain deeper insight in either the numerical treatment of hyperbolic conservation laws using finite volume methods and finite element discontinuous Galerkin methods. Furthermore, students are able to describe the basic concepts of the convergence analysis.


For the exam admission everyone is required to present two tasks from the exercises in class and to present a running code for programming tasks.
  • 1st Exercise
  • All exercise sheets are uploaded to the RWTHmoodle course room