In this paper we perform a stability analysis of a fully discrete numerical method for the solution of a family of Boussinesq systems, consisting of a Fourier collocation spectral method for the spatial discretization and a explicit fourth order Runge–Kutta (RK4) scheme for time integration. Our goal is to determine the influence of the parameters, associated to this family of systems, on the efficiency and accuracy of the numerical method. This analysis allows us to identify which regions in the parameter space are most appropriate for obtaining an efficient and accurate numerical solution. We show several numerical examples in order to validate the accuracy, stability and applicability of our MATLAB implementation of the numerical method.

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Keywords Boussinesq system, Fourier collocation spectral method, numerical experiments, Runge–Kutta scheme, stability analysis
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Journal Applicable Analysis
Xavier, J.C., Rincon, M.A., Alfaro Vigo, D.G., & Amundsen, D. (2017). Stability analysis for a fully discrete spectral scheme for Boussinesq systems. Applicable Analysis, 1–23. doi:10.1080/00036811.2017.1281405