discontinuous Galerkin method; semi-implicit time discretization; nonlocal problems; flocking dynamics
We present our work on the numerical solution of a continuum model of flocking dynamics in two spatial dimensions. The model consists of the compressible Euler equations with a nonlinear nonlocal term which requires special treatment. We use a semi-implicit discontinuous Galerkin scheme, which proves to be efficient enough to produce results in 2D in reasonable time. This work is a direct extension of the authors' previous work in 1D.