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NAG Toolbox: nag_ode_ivp_stiff_blend (d02nw)


    1  Purpose
    2  Syntax
    7  Accuracy
    9  Example


nag_ode_ivp_stiff_blend (d02nw) is a setup function which must be called prior to linear algebra setup functions and integrators from the SPRINT suite of functions, if the BLEND formulae are to be used.


[con, rwork, ifail] = d02nw(neqmax, sdysav, maxord, con, tcrit, hmin, hmax, h0, maxstp, mxhnil, norm_p, rwork)
[con, rwork, ifail] = nag_ode_ivp_stiff_blend(neqmax, sdysav, maxord, con, tcrit, hmin, hmax, h0, maxstp, mxhnil, norm_p, rwork)


An integrator setup function must be called before the call to any linear algebra setup function or integrator from the SPRINT suite of functions in this sub-chapter. This setup function, nag_ode_ivp_stiff_blend (d02nw), makes the choice of the BLEND integrator and permits you to define options appropriate to this choice. Alternative choices of integrator from this suite are the BDF method and the DASSL implementation of the BDF method which can be chosen by initial calls to nag_ode_ivp_stiff_bdf (d02nv) or nag_ode_ivp_stiff_dassl (d02mv) respectively.


See the D02M–N Sub-chapter Introduction.


Compulsory Input Parameters

1:     neqmax int64int32nag_int scalar
A bound on the maximum number of differential equations to be solved.
Constraint: neqmax1.
2:     sdysav int64int32nag_int scalar
The second dimension of the array ysav that will be supplied to the integrator, as declared in the (sub)program from which the integrator is called (e.g., see nag_ode_ivp_stiff_exp_fulljac (d02nb)).
Constraint: sdysavmaxord+3.
3:     maxord int64int32nag_int scalar
The maximum order to be used for the BLEND method.
Constraint: 0<maxord11.
4:     con6 – double array
Values to be used to control step size choice during integration. If any coni=0.0 on entry, it is replaced by its default value described below. In most cases this is the recommended setting.
con1, con2, and con3 are factors used to bound step size changes. If the current step size h fails, then the modulus of the next step size is bounded by con1×h. The default value of con1 is 2.0. Note that the new step size may be used with a method of different order to the failed step. If the initial step size is h, then the modulus of the step size on the second step is bounded by con3×h. At any other stage in the integration, if the current step size is h, then the modulus of the next step size is bounded by con2×h. The default values are 10.0 for con2 and 1000.0 for con3.
con4, con5 and con6 are ‘tuning’ constants used in determining the next order and step size. They are used to scale the error estimates used in determining whether to keep the same order of the BLEND method, decrease the order or increase the order respectively. The larger the value of coni, for i=4,5,6, the less likely the choice of the corresponding order. The default values are: con4=1.2, con5=1.3, con6=1.4.
These constraints must be satisfied after any zero values have been replaced by their default values.
  • 0.0<con1con2con3;
  • coni1.0, for i=2,3,,6.
5:     tcrit – double scalar
A point beyond which integration must not be attempted. The use of tcrit is described under the argument itask in the specification for the integrator (e.g., see nag_ode_ivp_stiff_exp_fulljac (d02nb)). A value, 0.0 say, must be specified even if itask subsequently specifies that tcrit will not be used.
6:     hmin – double scalar
The minimum absolute step size to be allowed. Set hmin=0.0 if this option is not required.
7:     hmax – double scalar
The maximum absolute step size to be allowed. Set hmax=0.0 if this option is not required.
8:     h0 – double scalar
The step size to be attempted on the first step. Set h0=0.0 if the initial step size is calculated internally.
9:     maxstp int64int32nag_int scalar
The maximum number of steps to be attempted during one call to the integrator after which it will return with ifail=2. Set maxstp=0 if no limit is to be imposed.
10:   mxhnil int64int32nag_int scalar
The maximum number of warnings printed (if itrace0, e.g., see nag_ode_ivp_stiff_exp_fulljac (d02nb)) per problem when t+h=t on a step (h=​ current step size). If mxhnil0, a default value of 10 is assumed.
11:   norm_p – string (length ≥ 1)
Indicates the type of norm to be used.
Maximum norm.
Averaged L2 norm.
Is the same as 'A'.
If vnorm denotes the norm of the vector v of length n, then for the averaged L2 norm
while for the maximum norm
If you wish to weight the maximum norm or the L2 norm, then rtol and atol should be scaled appropriately on input to the integrator (see under itol in the specification of the integrator for the formulation of the weight vector wi from rtol and atol, e.g., nag_ode_ivp_stiff_exp_fulljac (d02nb)).
Only the first character of the actual argument norm_p is passed to nag_ode_ivp_stiff_blend (d02nw); hence it is permissible for the actual argument to be more descriptive e.g., ‘Maximum’, ‘Average L2’ or ‘Default’ in a call to nag_ode_ivp_stiff_blend (d02nw).
Constraint: norm_p='M', 'A' or 'D'.
12:   rwork50+4×neqmax – double array
This must be the same workspace array as the array rwork supplied to the integrator. It is used to pass information from the setup function to the integrator and therefore the contents of this array must not be changed before calling the integrator.

Optional Input Parameters


Output Parameters

1:     con6 – double array
The values actually used by nag_ode_ivp_stiff_blend (d02nw).
2:     rwork50+4×neqmax – double array
3:     ifail int64int32nag_int scalar
ifail=0 unless the function detects an error (see Error Indicators and Warnings).

Error Indicators and Warnings

Errors or warnings detected by the function:
On entry, an illegal input was detected.
An unexpected error has been triggered by this routine. Please contact NAG.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
Dynamic memory allocation failed.


Not applicable.

Further Comments



See Example in nag_ode_ivp_stiff_exp_bandjac (d02nc).
function d02nw_example

fprintf('d02nw example results\n\n');

% Initialize variables and arrays for setup routine
n      = int64(3);
ord    = int64(11);
sdy    = int64(ord + 3);
petzld = false;
con    = zeros(6);
tcrit  = 0;
hmin   = 1.0e-10;
hmax   = 10;
h0     = 0;
maxstp = int64(200);
mxhnil = int64(5);
lrwork = 50 + 4*n;
rwork  = zeros(lrwork);
[const, rwork, ifail] = d02nw(n, sdy, ord, con, tcrit, hmin, hmax, h0, ...
                              maxstp, mxhnil, 'Average-L2', rwork);

% Setup for banded Jacbian using d02nt
ml     = int64(1);
mu     = int64(2);
nwkjac = int64(15);
[rwork, ifail] = d02nt(n, n, 'Analytical', ml, mu, nwkjac, n, rwork);

% Initialize variables and arrays for integration
t      = 0;
tout   = 5;
y      = [1; 0; 0];
rtol   = [0.0001];
atol   = [1e-07; 1e-08; 1e-07];
itol   = int64(2);
inform = zeros(23, 1, 'int64');
ysave  = zeros(n, sdy);
wkjac  = zeros(nwkjac, 1);
jacpvt = zeros(n, 1, 'int64');
itask  = int64(1);
itrace = int64(0);

% Integrate ODE from t=0 to t=tout, no monitoring, using d02nc
[t, y, ydot, rwork, inform, ysave, wkjac, jacpvt, ifail] = ...
    d02nc(t, tout, y, rwork, rtol, atol, itol, inform, @fcn, ysave, @jac, ...
          wkjac, jacpvt, 'd02nby', itask, itrace);

fprintf('Solution y and derivative y'' at t = %7.4f is:\n',t);
fprintf('\n %10s %10s\n','y','y''');
for i=1:n
  fprintf(' %10.4f %10.4f\n',y(i),ydot(i));

function [f, ires] = fcn(neq, t, y, ires)
% Evaluate derivative vector.
f = zeros(3,1);
f(1) = -0.04d0*y(1) + 1.0d4*y(2)*y(3);
f(2) =  0.04d0*y(1) - 1.0d4*y(2)*y(3) - 3.0d7*y(2)*y(2);
f(3) =                                  3.0d7*y(2)*y(2);

function p = jac(neq, t, y, h, d, ml, mu, p)
% Evaluate the Jacobian.
p = zeros(ml+mu+1, neq);
hxd = h*d;
p(1,1) = -hxd*(-0.04d0    ) + 1;
p(2,1) = -hxd*( 1.0d4*y(3));
p(3,1) = -hxd*( 1.0d4*y(2));
p(1,2) = -hxd*( 0.04d0    );
p(2,2) = -hxd*(-1.0d4*y(3)-6.0d7*y(2)) + 1;
p(3,2) = -hxd*(-1.0d4*y(2));
p(1,3) = -hxd*( 6.0d7*y(2));
p(2,3) = -hxd*( 0.0d0     ) + 1;
d02nw example results

Solution y and derivative y' at t =  5.0000 is:

          y         y'
     0.8915    -0.0124
     0.0000    -0.0000
     0.1085     0.0124

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