, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 205-224

Mesh selection for stiff two-point boundary value problems

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the mesh selection algorithm of COLSYS, a well known collocation code for solving systems of boundary value problems. COLSYS was originally designed to solve non-stiff and mildly stiff problems only. In this paper we show that its performance for solving extremely stiff problems can be considerably improved by modifying its error estimation and mesh selection algorithms. Numerical examples indicate the superiority of the modified algorithm.

Communicated by J.C. Butcher
Dedicated to John Butcher on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday