Computing Bifurcation Diagrams for Large Nonlinear Variational Problems

  • Helmut Jarausch
  • Wolfgang Mackens
Part of the Progress in Scientific Computing book series (PSC, volume 7)


We report on a method to reduce the computational effort of computing bifurcation diagrams for large nonlinear parameterdependent systems of variational type. Included are techniques to find a point on a branch, to trace solution branches, to detect singularities, to compute turning points, simple and double nondegenerate bifurcation points and to calculate emanating directions from bifurcation points. The perfor-mance of the method is demonstrated at two examples.


Singular Point Bifurcation Point Small System Full System Solution Branch 
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  • Helmut Jarausch
  • Wolfgang Mackens

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