In this study, we investigate the numerical stability of the covariant BSSN (cBSSN) formulation proposed by Brown. We calculate the constraint amplification factor (CAF), which is an eigenvalue of the coefficient matrix of the evolution equations of the constraints on the cBSSN formulation and on some adjusted formulations with constraints added to the evolution equations. The adjusted formulations have a higher numerical stability than the cBSSN formulation from the viewpoint of the CAF.
- covariant form
- eigenvalue analysis
- numerical relativity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)