Further application of hybrid solution to another form of Boussinesq equations and comparisons
Recently, a new hybrid scheme is introduced for the solution of the Boussinesq equations. In this study, the hybrid scheme is used to solve another form of the Boussinesq equations. The hybrid solution is composed of finite-volume and finite difference method. The finite-volume method is applied to conservative part of the governing equations, whereas the higher order Boussinesq terms are discretized using the finite-difference scheme. Fourth-order accuracy is provided in both time and space. The solution is then applied to several test cases, which are taken from the previous studies. The results of this study are compared with experimental and theoretical results as well as those of the previous ones. The comparisons indicate that the Boussinesq equations solved here and in the previous study produce quite similar results. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.