KARDOS - User"s Guide

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  • The adaptive finite element code {\sc Kardos} solves nonlinear parabolic systems of partial differential equations. It is applied to a wide range of problems from physics, chemistry, and engineering in one, two, or three space dimensions. The implementation is based on the programming language C. Adaptive finite element techniques are employed to provide solvers of optimal complexity. This implies a posteriori error estimation, local mesh refinement, and preconditioning of linear systems. Linearely implicit time integrators of {\em Rosenbrock} type allow for controlling the time steps adaptively and for solving nonlinear problems without using {\em Newton's} iterations. The program has proved to be robust and reliable. The user's guide explains all details a user of {\sc Kardos} has to consider: the description of the partial differential equations with their boundary and initial conditions, the triangulation of the domain, and the setting of parameters controlling the numerical algorithm. A couple of examples makes familiar to problems which were treated with {\sc Kardos}. We are extending this guide continuously. The latest version is available by network: {\begin{rawhtml} <A href="http://www.zib.de/Numerik/software/kardos/"> <i> Downloads.</i></a> \end{rawhtml}}

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Author:Bodo Erdmann, Jens Lang, Rainer Roitzsch
Document Type:ZIB-Report
Tag:Rosenbrock methods; adaptivity in time and space; nonlinear parabolic systems
MSC-Classification:65-XX NUMERICAL ANALYSIS / 65Mxx Partial differential equations, initial value and time-dependent initial- boundary value problems / 65M50 Mesh generation and refinement
65-XX NUMERICAL ANALYSIS / 65Mxx Partial differential equations, initial value and time-dependent initial- boundary value problems / 65M60 Finite elements, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods, finite methods
Date of first Publication:2002/11/19
Series (Serial Number):ZIB-Report (02-42)