NAG Library Routine Document
D03PSF
1 Purpose
D03PSF integrates a system of linear or nonlinear convectiondiffusion equations in one space dimension, with optional source terms and scope for coupled ordinary differential equations (ODEs). The system must be posed in conservative form. This routine also includes the option of automatic adaptive spatial remeshing. Convection terms are discretized using a sophisticated upwind scheme involving a usersupplied numerical flux function based on the solution of a Riemann problem at each mesh point. The method of lines is employed to reduce the partial differential equations (PDEs) to a system of ODEs, and the resulting system is solved using a backward differentiation formula (BDF) method or a Theta method.
2 Specification
SUBROUTINE D03PSF ( 
NPDE, TS, TOUT, PDEDEF, NUMFLX, BNDARY, UVINIT, U, NPTS, X, NCODE, ODEDEF, NXI, XI, NEQN, RTOL, ATOL, ITOL, NORM, LAOPT, ALGOPT, REMESH, NXFIX, XFIX, NRMESH, DXMESH, TRMESH, IPMINF, XRATIO, CON, MONITF, RSAVE, LRSAVE, ISAVE, LISAVE, ITASK, ITRACE, IND, IFAIL) 
INTEGER 
NPDE, NPTS, NCODE, NXI, NEQN, ITOL, NXFIX, NRMESH, IPMINF, LRSAVE, ISAVE(LISAVE), LISAVE, ITASK, ITRACE, IND, IFAIL 
REAL (KIND=nag_wp) 
TS, TOUT, U(NEQN), X(NPTS), XI(NXI), RTOL(*), ATOL(*), ALGOPT(30), XFIX(*), DXMESH, TRMESH, XRATIO, CON, RSAVE(LRSAVE) 
LOGICAL 
REMESH 
CHARACTER(1) 
NORM, LAOPT 
EXTERNAL 
PDEDEF, NUMFLX, BNDARY, UVINIT, ODEDEF, MONITF 

3 Description
D03PSF integrates the system of convectiondiffusion equations in conservative form:
or the hyperbolic convectiononly system:
for
$i=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$,
$a\le x\le b$,
$t\ge {t}_{0}$, where the vector
$U$ is the set of PDE solution values
The optional coupled ODEs are of the general form
where the vector
$V$ is the set of ODE solution values
$\stackrel{.}{V}$ denotes its derivative with respect to time, and
${U}_{x}$ is the spatial derivative of
$U$.
In
(2),
${P}_{i,j}$,
${F}_{i}$ and
${C}_{i}$ depend on
$x$,
$t$,
$U$ and
$V$;
${D}_{i}$ depends on
$x$,
$t$,
$U$,
${U}_{x}$ and
$V$; and
${S}_{i}$ depends on
$x$,
$t$,
$U$,
$V$ and
linearly on
$\stackrel{.}{V}$. Note that
${P}_{i,j}$,
${F}_{i}$,
${C}_{i}$ and
${S}_{i}$ must not depend on any space derivatives, and
${P}_{i,j}$,
${F}_{i}$,
${C}_{i}$ and
${D}_{i}$ must not depend on any time derivatives. In terms of conservation laws,
${F}_{i}$,
$\frac{{C}_{i}\partial {D}_{i}}{\partial x}$ and
${S}_{i}$ are the convective flux, diffusion and source terms respectively.
In
(3),
$\xi $ represents a vector of
${n}_{\xi}$ spatial coupling points at which the ODEs are coupled to the PDEs. These points may or may not be equal to PDE spatial mesh points.
${U}^{*}$,
${U}_{x}^{*}$ and
${U}_{t}^{*}$ are the functions
$U$,
${U}_{x}$ and
${U}_{t}$ evaluated at these coupling points. Each
${R}_{i}$ may depend only linearly on time derivatives. Hence
(3) may be written more precisely as
where
$R={\left[{R}_{1},\dots ,{R}_{{\mathbf{NCODE}}}\right]}^{\mathrm{T}}$,
$L$ is a vector of length
NCODE,
$M$ is an
NCODE by
NCODE matrix,
$N$ is an
NCODE by
$\left({n}_{\xi}\times {\mathbf{NPDE}}\right)$ matrix and the entries in
$L$,
$M$ and
$N$ may depend on
$t$,
$\xi $,
${U}^{*}$,
${U}_{x}^{*}$ and
$V$. In practice you only need to supply a vector of information to define the ODEs and not the matrices
$L$,
$M$ and
$N$. (See
Section 5 for the specification of
ODEDEF.)
The integration in time is from ${t}_{0}$ to ${t}_{\mathrm{out}}$, over the space interval $a\le x\le b$, where $a={x}_{1}$ and $b={x}_{{\mathbf{NPTS}}}$ are the leftmost and rightmost points of a userdefined mesh ${x}_{1},{x}_{2},\dots ,{x}_{{\mathbf{NPTS}}}$ defined initially by you and (possibly) adapted automatically during the integration according to userspecified criteria.
The initial
$\left(t={t}_{0}\right)$ values of the functions
$U\left(x,t\right)$ and
$V\left(t\right)$ must be specified in
UVINIT. Note that
UVINIT will be called again following any initial remeshing, and so
$U\left(x,{t}_{0}\right)$ should be specified for
all values of
$x$ in the interval
$a\le x\le b$, and not just the initial mesh points.
The PDEs are approximated by a system of ODEs in time for the values of
${U}_{i}$ at mesh points using a spatial discretization method similar to the centraldifference scheme used in
D03PCF/D03PCA,
D03PHF/D03PHA and
D03PPF/D03PPA, but with the flux
${F}_{i}$ replaced by a
numerical flux, which is a representation of the flux taking into account the direction of the flow of information at that point (i.e., the direction of the characteristics). Simple central differencing of the numerical flux then becomes a sophisticated upwind scheme in which the correct direction of upwinding is automatically achieved.
The numerical flux,
${\hat{F}}_{i}$ say, must be calculated by you in terms of the
left and
right values of the solution vector
$U$ (denoted by
${U}_{L}$ and
${U}_{R}$ respectively), at each midpoint of the mesh
${x}_{\mathit{j}\frac{1}{2}}=\left({x}_{\mathit{j}1}+{x}_{\mathit{j}}\right)/2$, for
$\mathit{j}=2,3,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPTS}}$. The left and right values are calculated by D03PSF from two adjacent mesh points using a standard upwind technique combined with a Van Leer slopelimiter (see
LeVeque (1990)). The physically correct value for
${\hat{F}}_{i}$ is derived from the solution of the Riemann problem given by
where
$y=x{x}_{j\frac{1}{2}}$, i.e.,
$y=0$ corresponds to
$x={x}_{j\frac{1}{2}}$, with discontinuous initial values
$U={U}_{L}$ for
$y<0$ and
$U={U}_{R}$ for
$y>0$, using an
approximate Riemann solver. This applies for either of the systems
(1) or
(2); the numerical flux is independent of the functions
${P}_{i,j}$,
${C}_{i}$,
${D}_{i}$ and
${S}_{i}$. A description of several approximate Riemann solvers can be found in
LeVeque (1990) and
Berzins et al. (1989). Roe's scheme (see
Roe (1981)) is perhaps the easiest to understand and use, and a brief summary follows. Consider the system of PDEs
${U}_{t}+{F}_{x}=0$ or equivalently
${U}_{t}+A{U}_{x}=0$. Provided the system is linear in
$U$, i.e., the Jacobian matrix
$A$ does not depend on
$U$, the numerical flux
$\hat{F}$ is given by
where
${F}_{L}$ (
${F}_{R}$) is the flux
$F$ calculated at the left (right) value of
$U$, denoted by
${U}_{L}$ (
${U}_{R}$); the
${\lambda}_{k}$ are the eigenvalues of
$A$; the
${e}_{k}$ are the right eigenvectors of
$A$; and the
${\alpha}_{k}$ are defined by
Examples are given in the documents for
D03PFF and
D03PLF.
If the system is nonlinear, Roe's scheme requires that a linearized Jacobian is found (see
Roe (1981)).
The functions
${P}_{i,j}$,
${C}_{i}$,
${D}_{i}$ and
${S}_{i}$ (but
not
${F}_{i}$) must be specified in
PDEDEF. The numerical flux
${\hat{F}}_{i}$ must be supplied in
NUMFLX. For problems in the form
(2),
the actual argument D03PLP
may be used for
PDEDEF.
D03PLP is included in the NAG Library and
sets the matrix with entries
${P}_{i,j}$ to the identity matrix, and the functions
${C}_{i}$,
${D}_{i}$ and
${S}_{i}$ to zero.
For secondorder problems, i.e., diffusion terms are present, a boundary condition is required for each PDE at both boundaries for the problem to be wellposed. If there are no diffusion terms present, then the continuous PDE problem generally requires exactly one boundary condition for each PDE, that is
NPDE boundary conditions in total. However, in common with most discretization schemes for firstorder problems, a
numerical boundary condition is required at the other boundary for each PDE. In order to be consistent with the characteristic directions of the PDE system, the numerical boundary conditions must be derived from the solution inside the domain in some manner (see below). You must supply both types of boundary conditions, i.e., a total of
NPDE conditions at each boundary point.
The position of each boundary condition should be chosen with care. In simple terms, if information is flowing into the domain then a physical boundary condition is required at that boundary, and a numerical boundary condition is required at the other boundary. In many cases the boundary conditions are simple, e.g., for the linear advection equation. In general you should calculate the characteristics of the PDE system and specify a physical boundary condition for each of the characteristic variables associated with incoming characteristics, and a numerical boundary condition for each outgoing characteristic.
A common way of providing numerical boundary conditions is to extrapolate the characteristic variables from the inside of the domain (note that when using banded matrix algebra the fixed bandwidth means that only linear extrapolation is allowed, i.e., using information at just two interior points adjacent to the boundary). For problems in which the solution is known to be uniform (in space) towards a boundary during the period of integration then extrapolation is unnecessary; the numerical boundary condition can be supplied as the known solution at the boundary. Another method of supplying numerical boundary conditions involves the solution of the characteristic equations associated with the outgoing characteristics. Examples of both methods can be found in the documents for
D03PFF and
D03PLF.
The boundary conditions must be specified in
BNDARY in the form
at the lefthand boundary, and
at the righthand boundary.
Note that spatial derivatives at the boundary are not passed explicitly to
BNDARY, but they can be calculated using values of
$U$ at and adjacent to the boundaries if required. However, it should be noted that instabilities may occur if such onesided differencing opposes the characteristic direction at the boundary.
The algebraicdifferential equation system which is defined by the functions
${R}_{i}$ must be specified in
ODEDEF. You must also specify the coupling points
$\xi $ (if any) in the array
XI.
In total there are
${\mathbf{NPDE}}\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+{\mathbf{NCODE}}$ ODEs in the time direction. This system is then integrated forwards in time using a BDF or Theta method, optionally switching between Newton's method and functional iteration (see
Berzins et al. (1989) and the references therein).
The adaptive space remeshing can be used to generate meshes that automatically follow the changing timedependent nature of the solution, generally resulting in a more efficient and accurate solution using fewer mesh points than may be necessary with a fixed uniform or nonuniform mesh. Problems with travelling wavefronts or variablewidth boundary layers for example will benefit from using a moving adaptive mesh. The discrete timestep method used here (developed by
Furzeland (1984)) automatically creates a new mesh based on the current solution profile at certain timesteps, and the solution is then interpolated onto the new mesh and the integration continues.
The method requires you to supply a
MONITF which specifies in an analytical or numerical form the particular aspect of the solution behaviour you wish to track. This socalled monitor function is used by the routine to choose a mesh which equally distributes the integral of the monitor function over the domain. A typical choice of monitor function is the second space derivative of the solution value at each point (or some combination of the second space derivatives if there is more than one solution component), which results in refinement in regions where the solution gradient is changing most rapidly.
You must specify the frequency of mesh updates together with certain other criteria such as adjacent mesh ratios. Remeshing can be expensive and you are encouraged to experiment with the different options in order to achieve an efficient solution which adequately tracks the desired features of the solution.
Note that unless the monitor function for the initial solution values is zero at all userspecified initial mesh points, a new initial mesh is calculated and adopted according to the userspecified remeshing criteria.
UVINIT will then be called again to determine the initial solution values at the new mesh points (there is no interpolation at this stage) and the integration proceeds.
The problem is subject to the following restrictions:
(i) 
In (1), ${\stackrel{.}{V}}_{\mathit{j}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$, may only appear linearly in the functions
${S}_{\mathit{i}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$, with a similar restriction for ${G}_{i}^{L}$ and ${G}_{i}^{R}$; 
(ii) 
${P}_{i,j}$, ${F}_{i}$, ${C}_{i}$ and ${S}_{i}$ must not depend on any space derivatives; and ${P}_{i,j}$, ${C}_{i}$, ${D}_{i}$ and ${F}_{i}$ must not depend on any time derivatives; 
(iii) 
${t}_{0}<{t}_{\mathrm{out}}$, so that integration is in the forward direction; 
(iv) 
The evaluation of the terms ${P}_{i,j}$, ${C}_{i}$, ${D}_{i}$ and ${S}_{i}$ is done by calling the PDEDEF at a point approximately midway between each pair of mesh points in turn. Any discontinuities in these functions must therefore be at one or more of the fixed mesh points specified by XFIX; 
(v) 
At least one of the functions ${P}_{i,j}$ must be nonzero so that there is a time derivative present in the PDE problem. 
For further details of the scheme, see
Pennington and Berzins (1994) and the references therein.
4 References
Berzins M, Dew P M and Furzeland R M (1989) Developing software for timedependent problems using the method of lines and differentialalgebraic integrators Appl. Numer. Math. 5 375–397
Furzeland R M (1984) The construction of adaptive space meshes TNER.85.022 Thornton Research Centre, Chester
Hirsch C (1990) Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows, Volume 2: Computational Methods for Inviscid and Viscous Flows John Wiley
LeVeque R J (1990) Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws Birkhäuser Verlag
Pennington S V and Berzins M (1994) New NAG Library software for firstorder partial differential equations ACM Trans. Math. Softw. 20 63–99
Roe P L (1981) Approximate Riemann solvers, parameter vectors, and difference schemes J. Comput. Phys. 43 357–372
5 Parameters
 1: NPDE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of PDEs to be solved.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{NPDE}}\ge 1$.
 2: TS – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input/Output
On entry: the initial value of the independent variable $t$.
On exit: the value of
$t$ corresponding to the solution values in
U. Normally
${\mathbf{TS}}={\mathbf{TOUT}}$.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{TS}}<{\mathbf{TOUT}}$.
 3: TOUT – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the final value of $t$ to which the integration is to be carried out.
 4: PDEDEF – SUBROUTINE, supplied by the NAG Library or the user.External Procedure
PDEDEF must evaluate the functions
${P}_{i,j}$,
${C}_{i}$,
${D}_{i}$ and
${S}_{i}$ which partially define the system of PDEs.
${P}_{i,j}$ and
${C}_{i}$ may depend on
$x$,
$t$,
$U$ and
$V$;
${D}_{i}$ may depend on
$x$,
$t$,
$U$,
${U}_{x}$ and
$V$; and
${S}_{i}$ may depend on
$x$,
$t$,
$U$,
$V$ and linearly on
$\stackrel{.}{V}$.
PDEDEF is called approximately midway between each pair of mesh points in turn by D03PSF. The actual argument D03PLP may be used for
PDEDEF for problems in the form
(2). (D03PLP is included in the NAG Library.)
The specification of
PDEDEF is:
SUBROUTINE PDEDEF ( 
NPDE, T, X, U, UX, NCODE, V, VDOT, P, C, D, S, IRES) 
INTEGER 
NPDE, NCODE, IRES 
REAL (KIND=nag_wp) 
T, X, U(NPDE), UX(NPDE), V(NCODE), VDOT(NCODE), P(NPDE,NPDE), C(NPDE), D(NPDE), S(NPDE) 

 1: NPDE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of PDEs in the system.
 2: T – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the current value of the independent variable $t$.
 3: X – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the current value of the space variable $x$.
 4: U(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: ${\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of the component ${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 5: UX(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: ${\mathbf{UX}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of the component $\frac{\partial {U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t\right)}{\partial x}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 6: NCODE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of coupled ODEs in the system.
 7: V(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$, ${\mathbf{V}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of the component ${V}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
 8: VDOT(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if
${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$,
${\mathbf{VDOT}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of component
${\stackrel{.}{V}}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for
$\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
Note:
${\stackrel{.}{V}}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$, may only appear linearly in
${S}_{\mathit{j}}$, for $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 9: P(NPDE,NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: ${\mathbf{P}}\left(\mathit{i},\mathit{j}\right)$ must be set to the value of ${P}_{\mathit{i},\mathit{j}}\left(x,t,U,V\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$ and $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 10: C(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: ${\mathbf{C}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ must be set to the value of ${C}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t,U,V\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 11: D(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: ${\mathbf{D}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ must be set to the value of ${D}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t,U,{U}_{x},V\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 12: S(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: ${\mathbf{S}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ must be set to the value of ${S}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t,U,V,\stackrel{.}{V}\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 13: IRES – INTEGERInput/Output
On entry: set to $1\text{ or}1$.
On exit: should usually remain unchanged. However, you may set
IRES to force the integration routine to take certain actions as described below:
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=2$
 Indicates to the integrator that control should be passed back immediately to the calling (sub)routine with the error indicator set to ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{6}}$.
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$
 Indicates to the integrator that the current time step should be abandoned and a smaller time step used instead. You may wish to set ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$ when a physically meaningless input or output value has been generated. If you consecutively set ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$, then D03PSF returns to the calling subroutine with the error indicator set to ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{4}}$.
PDEDEF must either be a module subprogram USEd by, or declared as EXTERNAL in, the (sub)program from which D03PSF is called. Parameters denoted as
Input must
not be changed by this procedure.
 5: NUMFLX – SUBROUTINE, supplied by the user.External Procedure
NUMFLX must supply the numerical flux for each PDE given the
left and
right values of the solution vector
${\mathbf{U}}$.
NUMFLX is called approximately midway between each pair of mesh points in turn by D03PSF.
The specification of
NUMFLX is:
INTEGER 
NPDE, NCODE, IRES 
REAL (KIND=nag_wp) 
T, X, V(NCODE), ULEFT(NPDE), URIGHT(NPDE), FLUX(NPDE) 

 1: NPDE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of PDEs in the system.
 2: T – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the current value of the independent variable $t$.
 3: X – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the current value of the space variable $x$.
 4: NCODE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of coupled ODEs in the system.
 5: V(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$, ${\mathbf{V}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of the component ${V}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
 6: ULEFT(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: ${\mathbf{ULEFT}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the left value of the component ${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 7: URIGHT(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: ${\mathbf{URIGHT}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the right value of the component ${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 8: FLUX(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: ${\mathbf{FLUX}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ must be set to the numerical flux ${\hat{F}}_{\mathit{i}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 9: IRES – INTEGERInput/Output
On entry: set to $1\text{ or}1$.
On exit: should usually remain unchanged. However, you may set
IRES to force the integration routine to take certain actions as described below:
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=2$
 Indicates to the integrator that control should be passed back immediately to the calling (sub)routine with the error indicator set to ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{6}}$.
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$
 Indicates to the integrator that the current time step should be abandoned and a smaller time step used instead. You may wish to set ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$ when a physically meaningless input or output value has been generated. If you consecutively set ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$, then D03PSF returns to the calling subroutine with the error indicator set to ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{4}}$.
NUMFLX must either be a module subprogram USEd by, or declared as EXTERNAL in, the (sub)program from which D03PSF is called. Parameters denoted as
Input must
not be changed by this procedure.
 6: BNDARY – SUBROUTINE, supplied by the user.External Procedure
BNDARY must evaluate the functions
${G}_{i}^{L}$ and
${G}_{i}^{R}$ which describe the physical and numerical boundary conditions, as given by
(8) and
(9).
The specification of
BNDARY is:
SUBROUTINE BNDARY ( 
NPDE, NPTS, T, X, U, NCODE, V, VDOT, IBND, G, IRES) 
INTEGER 
NPDE, NPTS, NCODE, IBND, IRES 
REAL (KIND=nag_wp) 
T, X(NPTS), U(NPDE,NPTS), V(NCODE), VDOT(NCODE), G(NPDE) 

 1: NPDE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of PDEs in the system.
 2: NPTS – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of mesh points in the interval $\left[a,b\right]$.
 3: T – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the current value of the independent variable $t$.
 4: X(NPTS) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: the mesh points in the spatial direction. ${\mathbf{X}}\left(1\right)$ corresponds to the lefthand boundary, $a$, and ${\mathbf{X}}\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}\right)$ corresponds to the righthand boundary, $b$.
 5: U(NPDE,NPTS) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry:
${\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i},\mathit{j}\right)$ contains the value of the component
${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t\right)$ at
$x={\mathbf{X}}\left(\mathit{j}\right)$, for
$\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$ and
$\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPTS}}$.
Note: if banded matrix algebra is to be used then the functions ${G}_{\mathit{i}}^{L}$ and ${G}_{\mathit{i}}^{R}$ may depend on the value of ${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t\right)$ at the boundary point and the two adjacent points only.
 6: NCODE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of coupled ODEs in the system.
 7: V(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$, ${\mathbf{V}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of the component ${V}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
 8: VDOT(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if
${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$,
${\mathbf{VDOT}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of component
${\stackrel{.}{V}}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for
$\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
Note:
${\stackrel{.}{V}}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$, may only appear linearly in
${G}_{\mathit{j}}^{L}$ and ${G}_{\mathit{j}}^{R}$, for $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 9: IBND – INTEGERInput
On entry: specifies which boundary conditions are to be evaluated.
 ${\mathbf{IBND}}=0$
 BNDARY must evaluate the lefthand boundary condition at $x=a$.
 ${\mathbf{IBND}}\ne 0$
 BNDARY must evaluate the righthand boundary condition at $x=b$.
 10: G(NPDE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit:
${\mathbf{G}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ must contain the
$\mathit{i}$th component of either
${G}_{\mathit{i}}^{L}$ or
${G}_{\mathit{i}}^{R}$ in
(8) and
(9), depending on the value of
IBND, for
$\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$.
 11: IRES – INTEGERInput/Output
On entry: set to $1\text{ or}1$.
On exit: should usually remain unchanged. However, you may set
IRES to force the integration routine to take certain actions as described below:
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=2$
 Indicates to the integrator that control should be passed back immediately to the calling (sub)routine with the error indicator set to ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{6}}$.
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$
 Indicates to the integrator that the current time step should be abandoned and a smaller time step used instead. You may wish to set ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$ when a physically meaningless input or output value has been generated. If you consecutively set ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$, then D03PSF returns to the calling subroutine with the error indicator set to ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{4}}$.
BNDARY must either be a module subprogram USEd by, or declared as EXTERNAL in, the (sub)program from which D03PSF is called. Parameters denoted as
Input must
not be changed by this procedure.
 7: UVINIT – SUBROUTINE, supplied by the user.External Procedure
UVINIT must supply the initial
$\left(t={t}_{0}\right)$ values of
$U\left(x,t\right)$ and
$V\left(t\right)$ for all values of
$x$ in the interval
$a\le x\le b$.
The specification of
UVINIT is:
INTEGER 
NPDE, NPTS, NXI, NCODE 
REAL (KIND=nag_wp) 
X(NPTS), XI(NXI), U(NPDE,NPTS), V(NCODE) 

 1: NPDE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of PDEs in the system.
 2: NPTS – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of mesh points in the interval [$a,b$].
 3: NXI – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of ODE/PDE coupling points.
 4: X(NPTS) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: the current mesh. ${\mathbf{X}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of ${x}_{\mathit{i}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPTS}}$.
 5: XI(NXI) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NXI}}>0$, ${\mathbf{XI}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the ODE/PDE coupling point, ${\xi}_{\mathit{i}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NXI}}$.
 6: U(NPDE,NPTS) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: if ${\mathbf{NXI}}>0$, ${\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i},\mathit{j}\right)$ contains the value of the component ${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left({x}_{\mathit{j}},{t}_{0}\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$ and $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPTS}}$.
 7: NCODE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of coupled ODEs in the system.
 8: V(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: if ${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$, ${\mathbf{V}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ must contain the value of component ${V}_{\mathit{i}}\left({t}_{0}\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
UVINIT must either be a module subprogram USEd by, or declared as EXTERNAL in, the (sub)program from which D03PSF is called. Parameters denoted as
Input must
not be changed by this procedure.
 8: U(NEQN) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: if
${\mathbf{IND}}=1$ the value of
U must be unchanged from the previous call.
On exit: ${\mathbf{U}}\left({\mathbf{NPDE}}\times \left(\mathit{j}1\right)+\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the computed solution ${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left({x}_{\mathit{j}},t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$ and $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPTS}}$, and
${\mathbf{U}}\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}\times {\mathbf{NPDE}}+\mathit{k}\right)$ contains ${V}_{\mathit{k}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{k}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$, all evaluated at $t={\mathbf{TS}}$.
 9: NPTS – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of mesh points in the interval $\left[a,b\right]$.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{NPTS}}\ge 3$.
 10: X(NPTS) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: the mesh points in the space direction. ${\mathbf{X}}\left(1\right)$ must specify the lefthand boundary, $a$, and ${\mathbf{X}}\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}\right)$ must specify the righthand boundary, $b$.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{X}}\left(1\right)<{\mathbf{X}}\left(2\right)<\cdots <{\mathbf{X}}\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}\right)$.
On exit: the final values of the mesh points.
 11: NCODE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of coupled ODE components.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{NCODE}}\ge 0$.
 12: ODEDEF – SUBROUTINE, supplied by the NAG Library or the user.External Procedure
ODEDEF must evaluate the functions
$R$, which define the system of ODEs, as given in
(4).
If you wish to compute the solution of a system of PDEs only (i.e.,
${\mathbf{NCODE}}=0$),
ODEDEF must be the dummy routine D03PEK. (D03PEK is included in the NAG Library.)
The specification of
ODEDEF is:
SUBROUTINE ODEDEF ( 
NPDE, T, NCODE, V, VDOT, NXI, XI, UCP, UCPX, UCPT, R, IRES) 
INTEGER 
NPDE, NCODE, NXI, IRES 
REAL (KIND=nag_wp) 
T, V(NCODE), VDOT(NCODE), XI(NXI), UCP(NPDE,*), UCPX(NPDE,*), UCPT(NPDE,*), R(NCODE) 

 1: NPDE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of PDEs in the system.
 2: T – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the current value of the independent variable $t$.
 3: NCODE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of coupled ODEs in the system.
 4: V(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$, ${\mathbf{V}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of the component ${V}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
 5: VDOT(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$, ${\mathbf{VDOT}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of component ${\stackrel{.}{V}}_{\mathit{i}}\left(t\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
 6: NXI – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of ODE/PDE coupling points.
 7: XI(NXI) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NXI}}>0$, ${\mathbf{XI}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the ODE/PDE coupling point, ${\xi}_{\mathit{i}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NXI}}$.
 8: UCP(NPDE,$*$) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NXI}}>0$, ${\mathbf{UCP}}\left(\mathit{i},\mathit{j}\right)$ contains the value of ${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t\right)$ at the coupling point $x={\xi}_{\mathit{j}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$ and $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NXI}}$.
 9: UCPX(NPDE,$*$) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NXI}}>0$, ${\mathbf{UCPX}}\left(\mathit{i},\mathit{j}\right)$ contains the value of $\frac{\partial {U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t\right)}{\partial x}$ at the coupling point $x={\xi}_{\mathit{j}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$ and $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NXI}}$.
 10: UCPT(NPDE,$*$) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NXI}}>0$, ${\mathbf{UCPT}}\left(\mathit{i},\mathit{j}\right)$ contains the value of $\frac{\partial {U}_{\mathit{i}}}{\partial t}$ at the coupling point $x={\xi}_{\mathit{j}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$ and $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NXI}}$.
 11: R(NCODE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit:
${\mathbf{R}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ must contain the
$\mathit{i}$th component of
$R$, for
$\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NCODE}}$, where
$R$ is defined as
or
The definition of
$R$ is determined by the input value of
IRES.
 12: IRES – INTEGERInput/Output
On entry: the form of
$R$ that must be returned in the array
R.
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=1$
 Equation (10) must be used.
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=1$
 Equation (11) must be used.
On exit: should usually remain unchanged. However, you may reset
IRES to force the integration routine to take certain actions, as described below:
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=2$
 Indicates to the integrator that control should be passed back immediately to the calling (sub)routine with the error indicator set to ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{6}}$.
 ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$
 Indicates to the integrator that the current time step should be abandoned and a smaller time step used instead. You may wish to set ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$ when a physically meaningless input or output value has been generated. If you consecutively set ${\mathbf{IRES}}=3$, then D03PSF returns to the calling subroutine with the error indicator set to ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{4}}$.
ODEDEF must either be a module subprogram USEd by, or declared as EXTERNAL in, the (sub)program from which D03PSF is called. Parameters denoted as
Input must
not be changed by this procedure.
 13: NXI – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of ODE/PDE coupling points.
Constraints:
 if ${\mathbf{NCODE}}=0$, ${\mathbf{NXI}}=0$;
 if ${\mathbf{NCODE}}>0$, ${\mathbf{NXI}}\ge 0$.
 14: XI(NXI) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{NXI}}>0$, ${\mathbf{XI}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NXI}}$, must be set to the ODE/PDE coupling points.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{X}}\left(1\right)\le {\mathbf{XI}}\left(1\right)<{\mathbf{XI}}\left(2\right)<\cdots <{\mathbf{XI}}\left({\mathbf{NXI}}\right)\le {\mathbf{X}}\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}\right)$.
 15: NEQN – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of ODEs in the time direction.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{NEQN}}={\mathbf{NPDE}}\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+{\mathbf{NCODE}}$.
 16: RTOL($*$) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput

Note: the dimension of the array
RTOL
must be at least
$1$ if
${\mathbf{ITOL}}=1$ or
$2$ and at least
${\mathbf{NEQN}}$ if
${\mathbf{ITOL}}=3$ or
$4$.
On entry: the relative local error tolerance.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{RTOL}}\left(i\right)\ge 0.0$ for all relevant $i$.
 17: ATOL($*$) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput

Note: the dimension of the array
ATOL
must be at least
$1$ if
${\mathbf{ITOL}}=1$ or
$3$ and at least
${\mathbf{NEQN}}$ if
${\mathbf{ITOL}}=2$ or
$4$.
On entry: the absolute local error tolerance.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{ATOL}}\left(i\right)\ge 0.0$ for all relevant
$i$.
Note: corresponding elements of
RTOL and
ATOL cannot both be
$0.0$.
 18: ITOL – INTEGERInput
On entry: a value to indicate the form of the local error test.
If
${e}_{\mathit{i}}$ is the estimated local error for
${\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$, for
$\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NEQN}}$, and
$\Vert \text{\hspace{1em}}\Vert $, denotes the norm, then the error test to be satisfied is
$\Vert {e}_{\mathit{i}}\Vert <1.0$.
ITOL indicates to D03PSF whether to interpret either or both of
RTOL and
ATOL as a vector or scalar in the formation of the weights
${w}_{\mathit{i}}$ used in the calculation of the norm (see the description of
NORM):
ITOL  RTOL  ATOL  ${w}_{\mathit{i}}$ 
1  scalar  scalar  ${\mathbf{RTOL}}\left(1\right)\times \left{\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)\right+{\mathbf{ATOL}}\left(1\right)$ 
2  scalar  vector  ${\mathbf{RTOL}}\left(1\right)\times \left{\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)\right+{\mathbf{ATOL}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ 
3  vector  scalar  ${\mathbf{RTOL}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)\times \left{\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)\right+{\mathbf{ATOL}}\left(1\right)$ 
4  vector  vector  ${\mathbf{RTOL}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)\times \left{\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)\right+{\mathbf{ATOL}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ 
Constraint:
${\mathbf{ITOL}}=1$, $2$, $3$ or $4$.
 19: NORM – CHARACTER(1)Input
On entry: the type of norm to be used.
 ${\mathbf{NORM}}=\text{'1'}$
 Averaged ${L}_{1}$ norm.
 ${\mathbf{NORM}}=\text{'2'}$
 Averaged ${L}_{2}$ norm.
If
${U}_{\mathrm{norm}}$ denotes the norm of the vector
U of length
NEQN, then for the averaged
${L}_{1}$ norm
and for the averaged
${L}_{2}$ norm
See the description of
ITOL for the formulation of the weight vector
$w$.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{NORM}}=\text{'1'}$ or $\text{'2'}$.
 20: LAOPT – CHARACTER(1)Input
On entry: the type of matrix algebra required.
 ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'F'}$
 Full matrix methods to be used.
 ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'B'}$
 Banded matrix methods to be used.
 ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'S'}$
 Sparse matrix methods to be used.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'F'}$, $\text{'B'}$ or $\text{'S'}$.
Note: you are recommended to use the banded option when no coupled ODEs are present (${\mathbf{NCODE}}=0$). Also, the banded option should not be used if the boundary conditions involve solution components at points other than the boundary and the immediately adjacent two points.
 21: ALGOPT($30$) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: may be set to control various options available in the integrator. If you wish to employ all the default options, then
${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(1\right)$ should be set to
$0.0$. Default values will also be used for any other elements of
ALGOPT set to zero. The permissible values, default values, and meanings are as follows:
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(1\right)$
 Selects the ODE integration method to be used. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(1\right)=1.0$, a BDF method is used and if ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(1\right)=2.0$, a Theta method is used. The default is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(1\right)=1.0$.
If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(1\right)=2.0$, then
${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=2,3,4$, are not used.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(2\right)$
 Specifies the maximum order of the BDF integration formula to be used. ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(2\right)$ may be $1.0$, $2.0$, $3.0$, $4.0$ or $5.0$. The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(2\right)=5.0$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(3\right)$
 Specifies what method is to be used to solve the system of nonlinear equations arising on each step of the BDF method. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(3\right)=1.0$ a modified Newton iteration is used and if ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(3\right)=2.0$ a functional iteration method is used. If functional iteration is selected and the integrator encounters difficulty, then there is an automatic switch to the modified Newton iteration. The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(3\right)=1.0$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(4\right)$
 Specifies whether or not the Petzold error test is to be employed. The Petzold error test results in extra overhead but is more suitable when algebraic equations are present, such as
${P}_{i,\mathit{j}}=0.0$, for $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$, for some $i$ or when there is no ${\stackrel{.}{V}}_{i}\left(t\right)$ dependence in the coupled ODE system. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(4\right)=1.0$, then the Petzold test is used. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(4\right)=2.0$, then the Petzold test is not used. The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(4\right)=1.0$.
If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(1\right)=1.0$, then
${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=5,6,7$, are not used.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(5\right)$
 Specifies the value of Theta to be used in the Theta integration method. $0.51\le {\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(5\right)\le 0.99$. The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(5\right)=0.55$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(6\right)$
 Specifies what method is to be used to solve the system of nonlinear equations arising on each step of the Theta method. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(6\right)=1.0$, a modified Newton iteration is used and if ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(6\right)=2.0$, a functional iteration method is used. The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(6\right)=1.0$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(7\right)$
 Specifies whether or not the integrator is allowed to switch automatically between modified Newton and functional iteration methods in order to be more efficient. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(7\right)=1.0$, then switching is allowed and if ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(7\right)=2.0$, then switching is not allowed. The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(7\right)=1.0$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(11\right)$
 Specifies a point in the time direction, ${t}_{\mathrm{crit}}$, beyond which integration must not be attempted. The use of ${t}_{\mathrm{crit}}$ is described under the parameter ITASK. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(1\right)\ne 0.0$, a value of $0.0$ for ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(11\right)$, say, should be specified even if ITASK subsequently specifies that ${t}_{\mathrm{crit}}$ will not be used.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(12\right)$
 Specifies the minimum absolute step size to be allowed in the time integration. If this option is not required, ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(12\right)$ should be set to $0.0$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(13\right)$
 Specifies the maximum absolute step size to be allowed in the time integration. If this option is not required, ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(13\right)$ should be set to $0.0$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(14\right)$
 Specifies the initial step size to be attempted by the integrator. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(14\right)=0.0$, then the initial step size is calculated internally.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(15\right)$
 Specifies the maximum number of steps to be attempted by the integrator in any one call. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(15\right)=0.0$, then no limit is imposed.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(23\right)$
 Specifies what method is to be used to solve the nonlinear equations at the initial point to initialize the values of $U$, ${U}_{t}$, $V$ and $\stackrel{.}{V}$. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(23\right)=1.0$, a modified Newton iteration is used and if ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(23\right)=2.0$, functional iteration is used. The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(23\right)=1.0$.
${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)$ and ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(30\right)$ are used only for the sparse matrix algebra option, i.e., ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'S'}$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)$
 Governs the choice of pivots during the decomposition of the first Jacobian matrix. It should lie in the range $0.0<{\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)<1.0$, with smaller values biasing the algorithm towards maintaining sparsity at the expense of numerical stability. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)$ lies outside the range then the default value is used. If the routines regard the Jacobian matrix as numerically singular, then increasing ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)$ towards $1.0$ may help, but at the cost of increased fillin. The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)=0.1$.
 ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(30\right)$
 Used as the relative pivot threshold during subsequent Jacobian decompositions (see ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)$) below which an internal error is invoked. ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(30\right)$ must be greater than zero, otherwise the default value is used. If ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(30\right)$ is greater than $1.0$ no check is made on the pivot size, and this may be a necessary option if the Jacobian matrix is found to be numerically singular (see ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)$). The default value is ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(30\right)=0.0001$.
 22: REMESH – LOGICALInput
On entry: indicates whether or not spatial remeshing should be performed.
 ${\mathbf{REMESH}}=\mathrm{.TRUE.}$
 Indicates that spatial remeshing should be performed as specified.
 ${\mathbf{REMESH}}=\mathrm{.FALSE.}$
 Indicates that spatial remeshing should be suppressed.
Note: REMESH should
not be changed between consecutive calls to D03PSF. Remeshing can be switched off or on at specified times by using appropriate values for the parameters
NRMESH and
TRMESH at each call.
 23: NXFIX – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of fixed mesh points.
Constraint:
$0\le {\mathbf{NXFIX}}\le {\mathbf{NPTS}}2$.
Note: the end points ${\mathbf{X}}\left(1\right)$ and ${\mathbf{X}}\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}\right)$ are fixed automatically and hence should not be specified as fixed points.
 24: XFIX($*$) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput

Note: the dimension of the array
XFIX
must be at least
$\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,{\mathbf{NXFIX}}\right)$.
On entry: ${\mathbf{XFIX}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NXFIX}}$, must contain the value of the $x$ coordinate at the $\mathit{i}$th fixed mesh point.
Constraints:
 ${\mathbf{XFIX}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)<{\mathbf{XFIX}}\left(\mathit{i}+1\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NXFIX}}1$;
 each fixed mesh point must coincide with a usersupplied initial mesh point, that is ${\mathbf{XFIX}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)={\mathbf{X}}\left(\mathit{j}\right)$ for some $\mathit{j}$, $2\le \mathit{j}\le {\mathbf{NPTS}}1$..
Note: the positions of the fixed mesh points in the array ${\mathbf{X}}\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}\right)$ remain fixed during remeshing, and so the number of mesh points between adjacent fixed points (or between fixed points and end points) does not change. You should take this into account when choosing the initial mesh distribution.
 25: NRMESH – INTEGERInput
On entry: specifies the spatial remeshing frequency and criteria for the calculation and adoption of a new mesh.
 ${\mathbf{NRMESH}}<0$
 Indicates that a new mesh is adopted according to the parameter DXMESH. The mesh is tested every $\left{\mathbf{NRMESH}}\right$ timesteps.
 ${\mathbf{NRMESH}}=0$
 Indicates that remeshing should take place just once at the end of the first time step reached when $t>{\mathbf{TRMESH}}$.
 ${\mathbf{NRMESH}}>0$
 Indicates that remeshing will take place every NRMESH time steps, with no testing using DXMESH.
Note: NRMESH may be changed between consecutive calls to D03PSF to give greater flexibility over the times of remeshing.
 26: DXMESH – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: determines whether a new mesh is adopted when
NRMESH is set less than zero. A possible new mesh is calculated at the end of every
$\left{\mathbf{NRMESH}}\right$ time steps, but is adopted only if
or
DXMESH thus imposes a lower limit on the difference between one mesh and the next.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{DXMESH}}\ge 0.0$.
 27: TRMESH – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: specifies when remeshing will take place when
NRMESH is set to zero. Remeshing will occur just once at the end of the first time step reached when
$t$ is greater than
TRMESH.
Note: TRMESH may be changed between consecutive calls to D03PSF to force remeshing at several specified times.
 28: IPMINF – INTEGERInput
On entry: the level of trace information regarding the adaptive remeshing. Details are directed to the current advisory message unit (see
X04ABF).
 ${\mathbf{IPMINF}}=0$
 No trace information.
 ${\mathbf{IPMINF}}=1$
 Brief summary of mesh characteristics.
 ${\mathbf{IPMINF}}=2$
 More detailed information, including old and new mesh points, mesh sizes and monitor function values.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{IPMINF}}=0$, $1$ or $2$.
 29: XRATIO – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: an input bound on the adjacent mesh ratio (greater than
$1.0$ and typically in the range
$1.5$ to
$3.0$). The remeshing routines will attempt to ensure that
Suggested value:
${\mathbf{XRATIO}}=1.5$.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{XRATIO}}>1.0$.
 30: CON – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: an input bound on the subintegral of the monitor function
${F}^{\mathrm{mon}}\left(x\right)$ over each space step. The remeshing routines will attempt to ensure that
(see
Furzeland (1984)).
CON gives you more control over the mesh distribution, e.g., decreasing
CON allows more clustering. A typical value is
$2.0/\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}1\right)$, but you are encouraged to experiment with different values. Its value is not critical and the mesh should be qualitatively correct for all values in the range given below.
Suggested value:
${\mathbf{CON}}=2.0$$/\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}1\right)$.
Constraint:
$0.1/\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}1\right)\le {\mathbf{CON}}\le 10.0/\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}1\right)$.
 31: MONITF – SUBROUTINE, supplied by the NAG Library or the user.External Procedure
MONITF must supply and evaluate a remesh monitor function to indicate the solution behaviour of interest.
If you specify
${\mathbf{REMESH}}=\mathrm{.FALSE.}$, i.e., no remeshing, then
MONITF will not be called and the dummy routine D03PEL may be used for
MONITF. (D03PEL is included in the NAG Library.)
The specification of
MONITF is:
INTEGER 
NPTS, NPDE 
REAL (KIND=nag_wp) 
T, X(NPTS), U(NPDE,NPTS), FMON(NPTS) 

 1: T – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the current value of the independent variable $t$.
 2: NPTS – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of mesh points in the interval $\left[a,b\right]$.
 3: NPDE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the number of PDEs in the system.
 4: X(NPTS) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: the current mesh. ${\mathbf{X}}\left(\mathit{i}\right)$ contains the value of ${x}_{\mathit{i}}$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPTS}}$.
 5: U(NPDE,NPTS) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: ${\mathbf{U}}\left(\mathit{i},\mathit{j}\right)$ contains the value of ${U}_{\mathit{i}}\left(x,t\right)$ at $x={\mathbf{X}}\left(\mathit{j}\right)$ and time $t$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPDE}}$ and $\mathit{j}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{NPTS}}$.
 6: FMON(NPTS) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: ${\mathbf{FMON}}\left(i\right)$ must contain the value of the monitor function ${F}^{\mathrm{mon}}\left(x\right)$ at mesh point $x={\mathbf{X}}\left(i\right)$.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{FMON}}\left(i\right)\ge 0.0$.
MONITF must either be a module subprogram USEd by, or declared as EXTERNAL in, the (sub)program from which D03PSF is called. Parameters denoted as
Input must
not be changed by this procedure.
 32: RSAVE(LRSAVE) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayCommunication Array
If
${\mathbf{IND}}=0$,
RSAVE need not be set on entry.
If
${\mathbf{IND}}=1$,
RSAVE must be unchanged from the previous call to the routine because it contains required information about the iteration.
 33: LRSAVE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the dimension of the array
RSAVE as declared in the (sub)program from which D03PSF is called.
Its size depends on the type of matrix algebra selected.
If ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'F'}$, ${\mathbf{LRSAVE}}\ge {\mathbf{NEQN}}\times {\mathbf{NEQN}}+{\mathbf{NEQN}}+\mathit{nwkres}+\mathit{lenode}$.
If ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'B'}$, ${\mathbf{LRSAVE}}\ge \left(3\times \mathit{mlu}+1\right)\times {\mathbf{NEQN}}+\mathit{nwkres}+\mathit{lenode}$.
If ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'S'}$, ${\mathbf{LRSAVE}}\ge 4\times {\mathbf{NEQN}}+11\times {\mathbf{NEQN}}/2+1+\mathit{nwkres}+\mathit{lenode}$.
Where

$\mathit{mlu}$ is the lower or upper half bandwidths such that $\mathit{mlu}=3\times {\mathbf{NPDE}}1$, for PDE problems only (no coupled ODEs); or $\mathit{mlu}={\mathbf{NEQN}}1$, for coupled PDE/ODE problems. 

$\mathit{nwkres}=\left\{\begin{array}{ll}{\mathbf{NPDE}}\times \left(2\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+6\times {\mathbf{NXI}}+3\times {\mathbf{NPDE}}+26\right)+{\mathbf{NXI}}+{\mathbf{NCODE}}+7\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+{\mathbf{NXFIX}}+1\text{,}& \text{when}{\mathbf{NCODE}}>0\text{ and}{\mathbf{NXI}}>0\text{; or}\\ {\mathbf{NPDE}}\times \left(2\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+3\times {\mathbf{NPDE}}+32\right)+{\mathbf{NCODE}}+7\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+{\mathbf{NXFIX}}+2\text{,}& \text{when}{\mathbf{NCODE}}>0\text{ and}{\mathbf{NXI}}=0\text{; or}\\ {\mathbf{NPDE}}\times \left(2\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+3\times {\mathbf{NPDE}}+32\right)+7\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+{\mathbf{NXFIX}}+3\text{,}& \text{when}{\mathbf{NCODE}}=0\text{.}\end{array}\right.$ 

$\mathit{lenode}=\left\{\begin{array}{ll}\left(6+\mathrm{int}\left({\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(2\right)\right)\right)\times {\mathbf{NEQN}}+50\text{,}& \text{when the BDF method is used; or}\\ 9\times {\mathbf{NEQN}}+50\text{,}& \text{when the Theta method is used.}\end{array}\right.$ 
Note: when
${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'S'}$, the value of
LRSAVE may be too small when supplied to the integrator. An estimate of the minimum size of
LRSAVE is printed on the current error message unit if
${\mathbf{ITRACE}}>0$ and the routine returns with
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{15}}$.
 34: ISAVE(LISAVE) – INTEGER arrayCommunication Array
If
${\mathbf{IND}}=0$,
ISAVE need not be set.
If
${\mathbf{IND}}=1$,
ISAVE must be unchanged from the previous call to the routine because it contains required information about the iteration. In particular the following components of the array
ISAVE concern the efficiency of the integration:
 ${\mathbf{ISAVE}}\left(1\right)$
 Contains the number of steps taken in time.
 ${\mathbf{ISAVE}}\left(2\right)$
 Contains the number of residual evaluations of the resulting ODE system used. One such evaluation involves evaluating the PDE functions at all the mesh points, as well as one evaluation of the functions in the boundary conditions.
 ${\mathbf{ISAVE}}\left(3\right)$
 Contains the number of Jacobian evaluations performed by the time integrator.
 ${\mathbf{ISAVE}}\left(4\right)$
 Contains the order of the BDF method last used in the time integration, if applicable. When the Theta method is used, ${\mathbf{ISAVE}}\left(4\right)$ contains no useful information.
 ${\mathbf{ISAVE}}\left(5\right)$
 Contains the number of Newton iterations performed by the time integrator. Each iteration involves residual evaluation of the resulting ODE system followed by a backsubstitution using the $LU$ decomposition of the Jacobian matrix.
 35: LISAVE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the dimension of the array
ISAVE as declared in the (sub)program from which D03PSF is called. Its size depends on the type of matrix algebra selected:
 if ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'F'}$, ${\mathbf{LISAVE}}\ge 25$;
 if ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'B'}$, ${\mathbf{LISAVE}}\ge {\mathbf{NEQN}}+{\mathbf{NXFIX}}+25$;
 if ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}=\text{'S'}$, ${\mathbf{LISAVE}}\ge 25\times {\mathbf{NEQN}}+{\mathbf{NXFIX}}+25$.
Note: when using the sparse option, the value of
LISAVE may be too small when supplied to the integrator. An estimate of the minimum size of
LISAVE is printed on the current error message unit if
${\mathbf{ITRACE}}>0$ and the routine returns with
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{15}}$.
 36: ITASK – INTEGERInput
On entry: the task to be performed by the ODE integrator.
 ${\mathbf{ITASK}}=1$
 Normal computation of output values U at $t={\mathbf{TOUT}}$ (by overshooting and interpolating).
 ${\mathbf{ITASK}}=2$
 Take one step in the time direction and return.
 ${\mathbf{ITASK}}=3$
 Stop at first internal integration point at or beyond $t={\mathbf{TOUT}}$.
 ${\mathbf{ITASK}}=4$
 Normal computation of output values U at $t={\mathbf{TOUT}}$ but without overshooting $t={t}_{\mathrm{crit}}$ where ${t}_{\mathrm{crit}}$ is described under the parameter ALGOPT.
 ${\mathbf{ITASK}}=5$
 Take one step in the time direction and return, without passing ${t}_{\mathrm{crit}}$, where ${t}_{\mathrm{crit}}$ is described under the parameter ALGOPT.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{ITASK}}=1$, $2$, $3$, $4$ or $5$.
 37: ITRACE – INTEGERInput
On entry: the level of trace information required from D03PSF and the underlying ODE solver.
ITRACE may take the value
$1$,
$0$,
$1$,
$2$ or
$3$.
 ${\mathbf{ITRACE}}=1$
 No output is generated.
 ${\mathbf{ITRACE}}=0$
 Only warning messages from the PDE solver are printed on the current error message unit (see X04AAF).
 ${\mathbf{ITRACE}}>0$
 Output from the underlying ODE solver is printed on the current advisory message unit (see X04ABF). This output contains details of Jacobian entries, the nonlinear iteration and the time integration during the computation of the ODE system.
If ${\mathbf{ITRACE}}<1$, then $1$ is assumed and similarly if ${\mathbf{ITRACE}}>3$, then $3$ is assumed.
The advisory messages are given in greater detail as
ITRACE increases. You are advised to set
${\mathbf{ITRACE}}=0$, unless you are experienced with
subchapter D02M–N.
 38: IND – INTEGERInput/Output
On entry: indicates whether this is a continuation call or a new integration.
 ${\mathbf{IND}}=0$
 Starts or restarts the integration in time.
 ${\mathbf{IND}}=1$
 Continues the integration after an earlier exit from the routine. In this case, only the parameters TOUT, IFAIL, NRMESH and TRMESH may be reset between calls to D03PSF.
Constraint:
${\mathbf{IND}}=0$ or $1$.
On exit: ${\mathbf{IND}}=1$.
 39: IFAIL – INTEGERInput/Output

On entry:
IFAIL must be set to
$0$,
$1\text{ or}1$. If you are unfamiliar with this parameter you should refer to
Section 3.3 in the Essential Introduction for details.
For environments where it might be inappropriate to halt program execution when an error is detected, the value
$1\text{ or}1$ is recommended. If the output of error messages is undesirable, then the value
$1$ is recommended. Otherwise, if you are not familiar with this parameter, the recommended value is
$0$.
When the value $\mathbf{1}\text{ or}\mathbf{1}$ is used it is essential to test the value of IFAIL on exit.
On exit:
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{0}}$ unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see
Section 6).
6 Error Indicators and Warnings
If on entry
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{0}}$ or
${{\mathbf{1}}}$, explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by
X04AAF).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=1$
On entry,  ${\mathbf{TS}}\ge {\mathbf{TOUT}}$, 
or  ${\mathbf{TOUT}}{\mathbf{TS}}$ is too small, 
or  ${\mathbf{ITASK}}\ne 1$, $2$, $3$, $4$ or $5$, 
or  at least one of the coupling points defined in array XI is outside the interval [${\mathbf{X}}\left(1\right),{\mathbf{X}}\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}\right)$], 
or  the coupling points are not in strictly increasing order, 
or  ${\mathbf{NPTS}}<3$, 
or  ${\mathbf{NPDE}}<1$, 
or  ${\mathbf{LAOPT}}\ne \text{'F'}$, $\text{'B'}$ or $\text{'S'}$, 
or  ${\mathbf{ITOL}}\ne 1$, $2$, $3$ or $4$, 
or  ${\mathbf{IND}}\ne 0$ or $1$, 
or  mesh points ${\mathbf{X}}\left(i\right)$ are badly ordered, 
or  LRSAVE is too small, 
or  LISAVE is too small, 
or  NCODE and NXI are incorrectly defined, 
or  ${\mathbf{IND}}=1$ on initial entry to D03PSF, 
or  ${\mathbf{NEQN}}\ne {\mathbf{NPDE}}\times {\mathbf{NPTS}}+{\mathbf{NCODE}}$, 
or  an element of RTOL or ${\mathbf{ATOL}}<0.0$, 
or  corresponding elements of RTOL and ATOL are both $0.0$, 
or  ${\mathbf{NORM}}\ne \text{'1'}$ or $\text{'2'}$, 
or  NXFIX not in the range $0$ to ${\mathbf{NPTS}}2$, 
or  fixed mesh point(s) do not coincide with any of the usersupplied mesh points, 
or  ${\mathbf{DXMESH}}<0.0$, 
or  ${\mathbf{IPMINF}}\ne 0$, $1$ or $2$, 
or  ${\mathbf{XRATIO}}\le 1.0$, 
or  CON not in the range $0.1/\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}1\right)$ to $10.0/\left({\mathbf{NPTS}}1\right)$. 
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=2$
The underlying ODE solver cannot make any further progress, with the values of
ATOL and
RTOL, across the integration range from the current point
$t={\mathbf{TS}}$. The components of
U contain the computed values at the current point
$t={\mathbf{TS}}$.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=3$
In the underlying ODE solver, there were repeated error test failures on an attempted step, before completing the requested task, but the integration was successful as far as $t={\mathbf{TS}}$. The problem may have a singularity, or the error requirement may be inappropriate. Incorrect specification of boundary conditions may also result in this error.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=4$
In setting up the ODE system, the internal initialization routine was unable to initialize the derivative of the ODE system. This could be due to the fact that
IRES was repeatedly set to
$3$ in one of
PDEDEF,
NUMFLX,
BNDARY or
ODEDEF, when the residual in the underlying ODE solver was being evaluated. Incorrect specification of boundary conditions may also result in this error.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=5$
In solving the ODE system, a singular Jacobian has been encountered. Check the problem formulation.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=6$
When evaluating the residual in solving the ODE system,
IRES was set to
$2$ in at least one of
PDEDEF,
NUMFLX,
BNDARY or
ODEDEF. Integration was successful as far as
$t={\mathbf{TS}}$.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=7$
The values of
ATOL and
RTOL are so small that the routine is unable to start the integration in time.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=8$
In one of
PDEDEF,
NUMFLX,
BNDARY or
ODEDEF,
IRES was set to an invalid value.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=9$ (D02NNF)
A serious error has occurred in an internal call to the specified routine. Check the problem specification and all parameters and array dimensions. Setting
${\mathbf{ITRACE}}=1$ may provide more information. If the problem persists, contact
NAG.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=10$
The required task has been completed, but it is estimated that a small change in
ATOL and
RTOL is unlikely to produce any change in the computed solution. (Only applies when you are not operating in one step mode, that is when
${\mathbf{ITASK}}\ne 2$ or
$5$.)
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=11$
An error occurred during Jacobian formulation of the ODE system (a more detailed error description may be directed to the current advisory message unit when ${\mathbf{ITRACE}}\ge 1$). If using the sparse matrix algebra option, the values of ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(29\right)$ and ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(30\right)$ may be inappropriate.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=12$
In solving the ODE system, the maximum number of steps specified in ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(15\right)$ have been taken.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=13$
Some error weights
${w}_{i}$ became zero during the time integration (see the description of
ITOL). Pure relative error control (
${\mathbf{ATOL}}\left(i\right)=0.0$) was requested on a variable (the
$i$th) which has become zero. The integration was successful as far as
$t={\mathbf{TS}}$.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=14$
One or more of the functions ${P}_{i,j}$, ${D}_{i}$ or ${C}_{i}$ was detected as depending on time derivatives, which is not permissible.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=15$
When using the sparse option, the value of
LISAVE or
LRSAVE was not sufficient (more detailed information may be directed to the current error message unit, see
X04AAF).
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=16$
REMESH has been changed between calls to D03PSF.
 ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=17$
FMON is negative at one or more mesh points, or zero mesh spacing has been obtained due to an inappropriate choice of monitor function.
7 Accuracy
D03PSF controls the accuracy of the integration in the time direction but not the accuracy of the approximation in space. The spatial accuracy depends on both the number of mesh points and on their distribution in space. In the time integration only the local error over a single step is controlled and so the accuracy over a number of steps cannot be guaranteed. You should therefore test the effect of varying the accuracy parameters,
ATOL and
RTOL.
D03PSF is designed to solve systems of PDEs in conservative form, with optional source terms which are independent of space derivatives, and optional secondorder diffusion terms. The use of the routine to solve systems which are not naturally in this form is discouraged, and you are advised to use one of the centraldifference scheme routines for such problems.
You should be aware of the stability limitations for hyperbolic PDEs. For most problems with small error tolerances the ODE integrator does not attempt unstable time steps, but in some cases a maximum time step should be imposed using ${\mathbf{ALGOPT}}\left(13\right)$. It is worth experimenting with this parameter, particularly if the integration appears to progress unrealistically fast (with large time steps). Setting the maximum time step to the minimum mesh size is a safe measure, although in some cases this may be too restrictive.
Problems with source terms should be treated with caution, as it is known that for large source terms stable and reasonable looking solutions can be obtained which are in fact incorrect, exhibiting nonphysical speeds of propagation of discontinuities (typically one spatial mesh point per time step). It is essential to employ a very fine mesh for problems with source terms and discontinuities, and to check for nonphysical propagation speeds by comparing results for different mesh sizes. Further details and an example can be found in
Pennington and Berzins (1994).
The time taken depends on the complexity of the system, the accuracy requested, and the frequency of the mesh updates. For a given system with fixed accuracy and meshupdate frequency it is approximately proportional to
NEQN.
9 Example
For this routine two examples are presented, with a main program and two example problems given in Example 1 (EX1) and Example 2 (EX2).
Example 1 (EX1)
This example is a simple model of the advection and diffusion of a cloud of material:
for
$x\in \left[0,1\right]$ and
$t\le 0\le 0.3$. In this example the constant wind speed
$W=1$ and the diffusion coefficient
$C=0.002$.
The cloud does not reach the boundaries during the time of integration, and so the two (physical) boundary conditions are simply
$U\left(0,t\right)=U\left(1,t\right)=0.0$, and the initial condition is
and
$U\left(x,0\right)=0$ elsewhere, where
$a=0.2$ and
$b=0.4$.
The numerical flux is simply $\hat{F}=W{U}_{L}$.
The monitor function for remeshing is taken to be the absolute value of the second derivative of $U$.
Example 2 (EX2)
This example is a linear advection equation with a nonlinear source term and discontinuous initial profile:
for
$0\le x\le 1$ and
$t\ge 0$. The discontinuity is modelled by a ramp function of width
$0.01$ and gradient
$100$, so that the exact solution at any time
$t\ge 0$ is
where
$\delta =100\left(0.1x+t\right)$. The initial profile is given by the exact solution. The characteristic points into the domain at
$x=0$ and out of the domain at
$x=1$, and so a physical boundary condition
$u\left(0,t\right)=1$ is imposed at
$x=0$, with a numerical boundary condition at
$x=1$ which can be specified as
$u\left(1,t\right)=0$ since the discontinuity does not reach
$x=1$ during the time of integration.
The numerical flux is simply $\hat{F}={U}_{L}$ at all times.
The remeshing monitor function (described below) is chosen to create an increasingly fine mesh towards the discontinuity in order to ensure good resolution of the discontinuity, but without loss of efficiency in the surrounding regions. However, refinement must be limited so that the time step required for stability does not become unrealistically small. The region of refinement must also keep up with the discontinuity as it moves across the domain, and hence it cannot be so small that the discontinuity moves out of the refined region between remeshing.
The above requirements mean that the use of the first or second spatial derivative of $U$ for the monitor function is inappropriate; the large relative size of either derivative in the region of the discontinuity leads to extremely small meshspacing in a very limited region, and the solution is then far more expensive than for a very fine fixed mesh.
An alternative monitor function based on a cosine function proves very successful. It is only semiautomatic as it requires some knowledge of the solution (for problems without an exact solution an initial approximate solution can be obtained using a coarse fixed mesh). On each call to
MONITF the discontinuity is located by finding the maximum spatial derivative of the solution. On the first call the desired width of the region of nonzero monitor function is set (this can be changed at a later time if desired). Then on each call the monitor function is assigned using a cosine function so that it has a value of one at the discontinuity down to zero at the edges of the predetermined region of refinement, and zero outside the region. Thus the monitor function and the subsequent refinement are limited, and the region is large enough to ensure that there is always sufficient refinement at the discontinuity.
9.1 Program Text
Program Text (d03psfe.f90)
9.2 Program Data
Program Data (d03psfe.d)
9.3 Program Results
Program Results (d03psfe.r)