In this paper, we generalize a high order semi-Lagrangian (SL) discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method for multi-dimensional linear transport equations without operator splitting developed in Cai et al. (J Sci Comput 73(2–3):514–542, 2017) to the 2D time dependent incompressible Euler equations in the vorticity-stream function formulation and the guiding center Vlasov model. We adopt a local DG method for Poisson’s equation of these models. For tracing the characteristics, we adopt a high order characteristics tracing mechanism based on a prediction-correction technique. The SLDG with large time-stepping size might be subject to extreme distortion of upstream cells. To avoid this problem, we propose a novel adaptive time-stepping strategy by controlling the relative deviation of areas of upstream cells.
- Adaptive time-stepping method
- Discontinuous Galerkin
- Guiding center Vlasov model
- Incompressible Euler equations
- Mass conservative