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Questions tagged [nonlinear-equations]

Solution of nonlinear systems of equations. The equations might be algebraic or differential equations.

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Multilevel minimization - boundary conditions

I am interested in minimizing $$min_{x \in R^{n^l}} f^l(x),$$ where $f^l(x)$ is nonlinear objective function arising from discretization of PDE. I would like to use nonlinear multilevel minimization ...
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Understanding the Eisenstat-Walker method for choosing the tolerance of a linear solver when solving a non-linear PDE

We are working on the solution of large non-linear PDE (say the Navier-Stokes equation) which we solve using Newton's method with an analytical formulation of the jacobian. For very large systems, we ...
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Calculate Transformation Matrix between two sensors

My question is if I can calculate the transformation matrix between two sensors. Each sensor provides a $4\times 4$ matrix for every timestep recorded. The sensors are moving and have some noise in ...
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Imposing decaying boundary conditions on a non linear ode

I am trying to solve $a^{2}y''=y+y^3$ numerically. This equation models a potential and goes to $\infty $ for $x\to0$ hence I get the singularity to be of order $\frac{1}{x}$ by keeping only the y^{3} ...
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Efficient Alternatives to Operator Splitting in NLSE

Lately i've been trying to decide my thesis theme and i've become interested in adaptive finite elements and finite volumes algorithms. However, I need my thesis to fit into a physics related theme. ...
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Numerical methods for non-linear diffusion

I have the following non-linear diffusion equation, for $\ z(x,t)$: $\ z_t = -C(\sin(\omega t))^m x^{hm}(hm x^{-1}(z_x)^n + n z_{xx} (z_x)^{n-1}) $ Any advice for numerical (or analytical) solutions?...
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Understanding MP-PIC implementation in OpenFOAM

The multiphase particle-in-cell (MP-PIC) method is characterized by mapping particle properties from the Lagrangian coordinates to the Eulerian grid. However, the implementation of this method in ...
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Limitations with dynamical systems vs. PDEs?

As a computational scientist, are there limitations to studying dynamical systems — systems of odes in which each state variable evolves with time — compared to studying PDEs? For instance, it seems ...
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Reference request: Riks method (Nonlinear FEM)

I'm struggling to find a good detailed reference explaining the Arc-length method or, more generally, Riks method and its derivations. I looked for the classical books in nonlinear mechanics (the ones ...
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Preconditionning for solving a non-linear system of equations with least squares

I am trying to solve a large system of non-linear equations (about a few hundred equations and variable but with less variable than equations). Given that the system is really sparse and large I am ...
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Using Kutta Merson on NLS

I'm trying to use the Kutta-Merson to get the same results as in the book Solitons, Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Inverse Scattering - M. J. Ablowitz - pg 140 The author propose using the Kutta-...
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A non linear ode with boundary conditions at infinity

I want to solve the non-linear ODE $$\frac{d^2}{dx^2}y=a(y+y^3)$$ With the boundary conditions that $$\lim_{x\to \pm \infty} y(x) =0$$ I am not aware of any analytical method for solving this kind ...
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How to use Newton-Raphson method to handle nonlinear terms in coupled system of PDEs?

I'm trying to solve the Nonlinear Schrodinger's Equation (NLSE) in 2D using Finite Elements, but I don't know how to handle the nonlinear term. I suppose I have to apply the Newton-Raphson algortihm ...
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Integrators for Nonlinear/Stiff PDE

It was suggested I ask this question in this section. Anyway: I have a particular nonlinear PDE of the form $$ u_t(x,t)=iu_{xx}(x,t)+f(x,u(x,t)) \tag{1} $$ Where f is some nonlinear function. With ...
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References to solve system of differential equations which describe the evolution of sandpile surface using the finite element method

I want to solve the following nonlinear system in 1D \begin{cases} \dot{R} + v \frac{\partial R }{\partial x} - \frac{\partial }{\partial x}\left( D \frac{\partial R }{\partial x} \right) -\Gamma =...
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How to solve $y(x) y'''(x)=f(x)$

I have a PDE of the form $\partial_t y(x,t)+\partial_x(y(x) y'''(x)-f(x))=0$, where $f(x)=\cos(x)$. Suppose a stable equilibrium exists, and I want to find the steady-state solution $y(x) y'''(x)=f(x)...
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References for the nonlinear reaction-diffusion equation using Finite Element Methods

I want to study how to solve the following PDE \begin{cases} -\nabla \cdot(\ k(x,y) \ \nabla u \ ) + \beta(x,y)\ u^2 = f(x,y), \ (x,y) \in \Omega \subset \mathbb{R^2} \\ \hspace{0.5cm} u = ...
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What are systematic ways of approximating a non-smooth (non-continuously differentiable) system dynamic to be n-smooth?

I have a system dynamic that is non-smooth because it has several signum and absolute value functions in it (three-tank level control). I can obviously choose different sigmoid functions to ...
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GMRES vs Newton-GMRES for Solving nonlinear PDE's

Often when numerically solving nonlinear PDE's using method of lines approach with an implicit integrator a system of nonlinear equations have to be solved. To be more specific, let's say we have ...
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Pivoted Cholesky vs Modified Cholesky

I am solving nonlinear least squares problems with the normal equations approach, so on each iteration, I need to solve: $$ J^T J \delta = -J^T f $$ for the step $\delta$, where $J$ is a large (...
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Residual value goes to NaN while solving a system of nonlinear equations

I am solving a system of coupled nonlinear equations using Newton's method, similar to $$\begin{split} c_A(A, B)\partial_tA&=\nabla\left(k_A(A, B)\nabla A\right) + f_A(A, B, t)\\ c_B(A, B)\...
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Finite difference for a highly nonlinear equation - The wind within the forest

Based on the Navier-Stokes equations and a few parameterizations, the horizontal steady-state wind $u(z)$ within a forest of height H satisfies: $$ a\left(\frac{du}{dz}\right)^2 + b\frac{du}{dz} \...
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Solving $n$ coupled equations numerically in Matlab

I would like to solve the following equations simultaneously and numerically for all $X, Y, Z, W$ where i = 1:Nw, j = 1:Nl, k = 1:K. $W_\text{net1}$, $W_\text{net2}...
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Numerically solving a non-linear PDE

I have this non-linear partial differential equation. $$ \frac{\partial C}{\partial t}=\left(\frac{\partial C}{\partial x}\right)^2+C\frac{\partial^2 C}{\partial x^2} $$ I want to use the finite ...
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Oscillations when solving parabolic heat equation with FTCS

I'm wondering if someone could help me out, or point me in a direction of how I can understand the following oscillations that occur when I solve the Porous Medium Equation $$u_t = u_{xx}^{m+1}$$ ...
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Detecting blocks in non-linear system of equations

When solving systems of non-linear equations using Newton's method, it is often observed that the system has an independent sub-system, e.g. : $$ f(x,y) = 0 $$ $$ g(x,y) = 0 $$ $$ h(x,y,z) = 0 $$ If ...
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Non linear Parametric BVP with inequalities

Consider a non linear ode in dimension $10$: $\dot x = f(t,x,\lambda)$ where $\lambda$ is a vector of $p$ parameters. Consider a boundary value problem of the form : $\dot x(t) = f(t,x(t),\lambda)$ ...
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Combining multiple coupled 1st order equations in python

I'm having serious troubles with solving translating 3 coupled differential equations into python. The 3 DE's stem from a 4th order DE used to calculate the bending moment of an underwater pipeline ...
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Correct weighting in least squares fitting

I am trying to fit some data points $d_i$ to a non-linear model function $m_i$, which depends on a number of fit parameters $f_k$ (I want to determine these) and also on some known, constant values $...
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Speeding up the solution of a large set of nonlinear algebraic equations in `sympy`

I have a quite large algebraic equation system to solve, the system is so large, I can't post the example here, so I am posting it to pastebin. The sympy.solve is ...
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Nonlinear system with diagonal nonlinearity

Consider a nonlinear system of the form $\boldsymbol{f}(\boldsymbol{x}) = \boldsymbol{0}_{\mathbb{R}^n}$ for $\boldsymbol{x} \in \mathbb{R}^n$, where the function $\boldsymbol{f}$ is given by \begin{...
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Nonlinear least squares and regularization

Consider the nonlinear least-squares minimization of a vector of $n$ residuals $\mathbf{f}$ in $p$ parameters $\mathbf{x}$: $$ \min_{\mathbf{x}} || \mathbf{f}(\mathbf{x}) ||^2 $$ This can be done with ...
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Numerical solution of non-linear first order partial differential equation (HJB)

I am trying to solve a simple optimal control problem using the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation, numerically in Python. This is proving to be rather difficult as I end up having to solve the ...
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Solve system of polynomial equations with Python

I have 5 at most 4th order polynomials in 5 variables, $$p_i(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4,x_5) \qquad i = 1, \ldots, 5$$ where all coefficients are either rational or floating point. I'd would like to get the ...
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Improve optimization speed for a set of similar problems: Quadratic programming with a warm start

I am repeatedly solving quadratic program, $x^T Q x$ with time dependent linear constraints $Ax=b_t$. Dimension of $x$ is around 10000 and there are around 50 constraints. I want to solve the ...
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Grid dependence of a numerical model

Statement of the problem Suppose, we consider the following model $$ \begin{array}{l} (1)~\mathbf{u}_t + \mathbf{F(u)}_x = \mathbf{S}(\mathbf{u},\mathbf{w}), \\ (2)~\mathbf{w}_x = \mathbf{P}(\mathbf{...
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Semi-Definite relaxation of non-linear constraint?

I am implementing an optimization problem using semi-definite approach. One of my constraints is of following form $ trace(A∗X)−(k∗trace(A∗X))+(k∗\sqrt {(trace(B∗X)} )==0$ where k is a constant, A ...
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Nonlinear least squares when some parameters are linear

Consider the least squares problem, $$ \min_{\mathbf{a},\mathbf{b}} || \mathbf{f}(\mathbf{a},\mathbf{b})||^2 $$ where $\mathbf{a},\mathbf{b}$ represent the unknown parameters to be found. In my ...
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Has there been a comparison bewteen SIMPLE/SIMPLER and JFNK for steady CFD?

I'm looking for a comparison between the Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov (JFNK) method performance compared to the conventional CFD nonlinear solution methodologies like SIMPLE. Does anyone know if such ...
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Imbalance of variables in Mixing Newton's method and Linear solver for a Non-linear system

Problem Solving a non-linear system of equations. The number of variables is the same as the number of equations. When I fix a set of variables (say $\vec{y}$) and keep another set free (say $\vec{...
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Prevent single node spikes in a FEM-simulation (using continuous Galerkin)

I am trying to solve a non-linear time-dependent heat equation $$\partial_tT=\nabla \left(k_T(T)\nabla T\right) + f$$ (similar to question Solving a non-linear heat equation with the galerkin method ...
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Neumann boundary conditions in the Maccormack scheme

I am trying to solve the viscous Burger equation $$ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} + u\frac{\partial u}{\partial x} = \mu \frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2} $$ with Neumann boundary conditions. I am ...
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Multi-steps method for Navier-stokes equations with strongly nonlinear diffusion

I am trying to solve a particular form of the Euler / Navier-Stokes equations in 1D, with very strong and non-linear diffusion coefficients. My system of equations is \begin{cases} \...
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Which SciPy nonlinear solver when Jacobian is analytically known and sparse?

I have a nonlinear function fun with n inputs and n outputs. I also have a function jac which calculates the Jacobian, which is ...
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A reference request for computational plasticity

My background is in applied mathematics and I'm trying to learn plasticity. I have successfully understood the theory and finite element implementation of: linear elasticity, hyperelasticity (Neo-...
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Convergence of a very large non-linear least squares optimization

(note: I also posted this question on stackoverflow before finding this community here, which seems a better place for it) I'm trying to solve the following problem: I have a lot (~80000) surface ...
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Review of modern homotopy methods and practical techniques

I'm hoping someone can recommend recent literature concerning homotopy methods for solving systems of nonlinear equations. Already by the time of Layne Watson's 1986 paper there were a lot of methods,...
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How to model a non-linear least-squares problem for triangles

I have a non-linear least-squares problem to solve and with my current modeling the solver is either very slow or does not converge to a correct solution. For the problem I need to minimize an energy ...
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Approximation of a non linear problem with python

I need your help to solve a problem I'm working on for school. My goal is to approximate the coefficients of a weight matrix so that they check particular properties. So I have $W$ the weight matrix ...
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PETSc SNES for user defined state

How to use PETSc SNES (scalable nonlinear equation solver), when the solution is not a vector but a user defined state? I am implementing a non-linear mechanics problem (geometrically exact shell 5-...