Gauge transformation is a well-known concept in physics and has been used as a computational tool also. In fluid dynamics, Buttke was the first to use it as a computational tool to design vortex methods , following earlier work of Oseledets and others . An alternative formulation was found by Maddocks and Pego  using the impetus-striction variables. This formulation does not seem to have the problem of numerical instability at the linear level. These authors are mainly concerned with writing down the Hamiltonian formulation of Euler’s equation, whereas we are mainly concerned with using the gauge freedom to overcome the difficulties with boundary condition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics