We propose four conservative schemes for the regularized long-wave (RLW) equation. The RLW equation has three invariants: mass, momentum, and energy. Our schemes are designed by using the discrete variational derivative method to inherit appropriate conservation properties from the equation. Two of our schemes conserve mass and momentum, while the other two schemes conserve mass and energy. With one of our schemes, we prove the numerical solution stability, the existence of the solutions, and the convergence of the solutions. Through some numerical computation examples, we demonstrate the efficiency and robustness of our schemes.
"Nonlinear and Linear Conservative Finite Difference Schemes for Regularized Long Wave Equation." Japan J. Indust. Appl. Math. 26 (1) 15 - 40, February 2009.