# Questions tagged [nonlinear-equations]

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

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### Rotational kinematics problem @ $\theta = 0$

I'm simulating a magnetic dipole that is subjected to an evolving magnetic field. In ISO convention ($\theta$ is the polar angle and $\phi$ is the azimuthal angle), my equation of motion that is ...
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### PDEPE nonlinear

I would like to use Matlab's pdepe to solve this system: $$s_t =(sr)_x + s_{ xx } \\ r_t =(\frac{ A }{ B }r^2+s)_x + \frac{ A }{ -K } r_{ xx }$$ where $A$, $B$ ...
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### Principle of virtual work - extra term needed for deformation dependent loading?

I'm working on a problem in nonlinear elasticity, for which the external forces (loadings) depend on the displacements. Following Klaus-Jürgen Bathe's book "Finite Element Procedures", the virtual ...
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### C++ template design pattern for groups (algebra)

Having both programmed my share of c++ and studied some beginners group theory some year ago, I got curious about this... Is there any particularly popular template based (object oriented) design ...
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### Pros and cons of optimization vs. variational calculus, re: nonlinear elasticity [closed]

I'm trying to solve a problem of finding the displacements of an elastic material subjected to external forces. Those external forces are themselves a nonlinear function of the material displacements....
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### Computable alternative to “almost everywhere”

I am working with finite elements for Maxwell's Equations (i.e. with Nedelec's edge elements) and for computation I'm using the FEniCS-project. While implementing the Augmented Lagragian Method, I ...
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### Computing Direct Scattering Transform

I'm working on the Nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLSE) in 1d: $$i\psi _t (t,x)+ \psi _{xx} + |\psi|^2\psi = 0 \, ,$$ for $t\geq 0$ and $x\in \mathbb{R}$. This equation is integrable, and so ...
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### Initialize arc length control in Riks' method

I'm trying to use Riks' method and I'm not sure how to set the initial values for the loading coefficient, nor the tangent vector (i.e. the derivative of the displacements and loading coefficient with ...
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### Improving calculation algorithm for coupled PDEs

I have the following two PDEs: $$\partial_zU=\nabla_r^2U+\varrho U$$ $$\partial_t\varrho=a\vert U\vert^4$$ with $a$ a constant and $$dt=dz\cdot\frac{n}{c}$$ with $n$ the refractive index of a ...
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### Backing out a function of parameters from system of nonlinear equations

I have a system of equations that cannot be solved for in closed form: $F_1(x_1,x_2,\beta)=0 ~\&~ F_2(x_1,x_2,\beta)=0$ I want to solve for functions $x_1=x_1(\beta) ~\&~ x_2=x_2(\beta)$ ...
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### Obtaining extra output argument(s) from the objective function used by fsolve in MATLAB

I have a MATLAB code (see below) that employs 'fsolve' from the optimization toolbox for a root finding problem. The bottleneck is that, within the objective function calculation, there is a ...
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### Convergence of Jacobi's method for a semilinear elliptic PDE

I have an iterative finite difference scheme for the Poisson equation $$\nabla^2 u=-\rho$$ It's the Jacobi method, which has the form (for 1D systems)  u^{n+1}_{i} = \frac{1}{2}(u^n_{i+1} + u^n_{...
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### A test suite of large systems of nonlinear equations

I am looking for a kind of modern test set of large nonlinear problems. The only option I managed to find so far is rather dated: http://folk.uib.no/ssu029/Pdf_file/Testproblems/testprobRheinboldt03....
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### How to use non-dimensional form in open source codes instead of Units

I am using an open source FEM platform, which requires you to convert your equation system to non-dimensional form. So, there are no units specified for the parameters in the problem. If you use ...