Clawpack stands for “Conservation Laws Package” and was initially developed for linear and nonlinear hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, with a focus on implementing high-resolution Godunov type methods using limiters in a general framework applicable to many applications. These finite volume methods require a “Riemann solver” to resolve the jump discontinuity at the interface between two grid cells into waves propagating into the neighboring cells.
Adaptive mesh refinement is included, see AMRClaw.
Recent extensions allow the solution of hyperbolic problems that are not in conservation form. We are actively working on extensions to parabolic equations as well.
The “wave propagation” algorithms implemented in Clawpack are discribed in detail in the book Finite Volume Methods for Hyperbolic Problems Virtually all of the figures in this book were generated using Clawpack and the source code for each can be found in $CLAW/book See Examples from the book FVMHP for a list of available examples with pointers to the codes and resulting plots.
See the Bibliography for some pointers to papers describing Clawpack and the algorithms used in more detail.
A bibliography of older papers using Clawpack can be found here. This is out of date!
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Development of this software has been supported in part by
- NSF Grants DMS-8657319, DMS-9204329, DMS-9303404, DMS-9505021, DMS-96226645, DMS-9803442, DMS-0106511, CMS-0245206, DMS-0609661, DMS-0914942
- DOE Grants DE-FG06-93ER25181, DE-FG03-96ER25292, DE-FG02-88ER25053, DE-FG02-92ER25139, DE-FG03-00ER2592, DE-FC02-01ER25474
- AFOSR grant F49620-94-0132,
- NIH grant 5R01AR53652-2,
- ONR grant N00014-09-1-0649
- The Norwegian Research Council (NFR) through the program no. 101039/420.
- The Scientific Computing Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
- The Boeing Professorship and the Founders Term Professorship in the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington.
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If you use Clawpack in publications, please cite the following....
R. J. LeVeque, M. J. Berger, et. al., Clawpack Software <version number>, www.clawpack.org, <date of access>
Please also cite one of the following regarding the algorithms used in Clawpack: