A block Krylov subspace time-exact solution method for linear ODE systems

Mikhail A. Bochev

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    We propose a time-exact Krylov-subspace-based method for solving linear ODE (ordinary differential equation) systems of the form $y'=-Ay + g(t)$ and $y''=-Ay + g(t)$, where $y(t)$ is the unknown function. The method consists of two stages. The first stage is an accurate piecewise polynomial approximation of the source term $g(t)$, constructed with the help of the truncated SVD (singular value decomposition). The second stage is a special residual-based block Krylov subspace method. The accuracy of the method is only restricted by the accuracy of the piecewise polynomial approximation and by the error of the block Krylov process. Since both errors can, in principle, be made arbitrarily small, this yields, at some costs, a time-exact method. Numerical experiments are presented to demonstrate efficiency of the new method, as compared to an exponential time integrator with Krylov subspace matrix function evaluations.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

    Publication series

    NameMemorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics
    ISSN (Print)1874-4850
    ISSN (Electronic)1874-4850


    • MSC-65F60
    • MSC-65F30
    • MSC-65M22
    • MSC-65M20
    • EWI-21277
    • Unconditionally stable time integration
    • Proper orthogonal decomposition
    • Truncated SVD
    • Exponential residual
    • Matrix exponential
    • Block Krylov subspace methods
    • Exponential time integration
    • IR-79354
    • MSC-65L05
    • METIS-285233

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