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Algorithms::TimestepControl Class Reference

#include <deal.II/algorithms/timestep_control.h>

Inheritance diagram for Algorithms::TimestepControl:

Public Types

enum  Strategy { uniform, doubling }

Public Member Functions

 TimestepControl (double start=0., double final=1., double tolerance=1.e-2, double start_step=1.e-2, double print_step=-1., double max_step=1.)
void parse_parameters (ParameterHandler &param)
double start () const
double final () const
double tolerance () const
double step () const
double now () const
bool advance ()
void start (double)
void final (double)
void tolerance (double)
void strategy (Strategy)
void start_step (const double step)
void max_step (double)
void restart ()
bool print ()
void file_name_format (const char *)
- Public Member Functions inherited from Subscriptor
 Subscriptor ()
 Subscriptor (const Subscriptor &)
virtual ~Subscriptor ()
Subscriptoroperator= (const Subscriptor &)
void subscribe (const char *identifier=0) const
void unsubscribe (const char *identifier=0) const
unsigned int n_subscriptions () const
void list_subscribers () const
 DeclException3 (ExcInUse, int, char *, std::string &,<< "Object of class "<< arg2<< " is still used by "<< arg1<< " other objects."<< "\n\n"<< "(Additional information: "<< arg3<< ")\n\n"<< "See the entry in the Frequently Asked Questions of "<< "deal.II (linked to from for "<< "a lot more information on what this error means and "<< "how to fix programs in which it happens.")
 DeclException2 (ExcNoSubscriber, char *, char *,<< "No subscriber with identifier <"<< arg2<< "> subscribes to this object of class "<< arg1<< ". Consequently, it cannot be unsubscribed.")
template<class Archive >
void serialize (Archive &ar, const unsigned int version)

Static Public Member Functions

static void declare_parameters (ParameterHandler &param)

Private Attributes

double current_step_val

Detailed Description

Control class for timestepping schemes. Its main task is determining the size of the next time step and the according point in the time interval. Additionally, it controls writing the solution to a file.

The size of the next time step is determined as follows:

  1. According to the strategy, the step size is tentatively added to the current time.
  2. If the resulting time exceeds the final time of the interval, the step size is reduced in order to meet this time.
  3. If the resulting time is below the final time by just a fraction of the step size, the step size is increased in order to meet this time.
  4. The resulting step size is used from the current time.

The variable print_step can be used to control the amount of output generated by the timestepping scheme.

Definition at line 50 of file timestep_control.h.

Member Enumeration Documentation

The time stepping strategies. These are controlled by the value of tolerance() and start_step().


Choose a uniform time step size. The step size is determined by start_step(), tolerance() is ignored.


Start with the time step size given by start_step() and double it in every step. tolerance() is ignored.

This strategy is intended for pseudo-timestepping schemes computing a stationary limit.

Definition at line 57 of file timestep_control.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

TimestepControl::TimestepControl ( double  start = 0.,
double  final = 1.,
double  tolerance = 1.e-2,
double  start_step = 1.e-2,
double  print_step = -1.,
double  max_step = 1. 

Constructor setting default values

Definition at line 24 of file

Member Function Documentation

void TimestepControl::declare_parameters ( ParameterHandler param)

Declare the control parameters for parameter handler.

Definition at line 50 of file

void TimestepControl::parse_parameters ( ParameterHandler param)

Read the control parameters from a parameter handler.

Definition at line 65 of file

double Algorithms::TimestepControl::start ( ) const

The left end of the time interval.

Definition at line 192 of file timestep_control.h.

double Algorithms::TimestepControl::final ( ) const

The right end of the time interval. The control mechanism ensures that the final time step ends at this point.

Definition at line 199 of file timestep_control.h.

double Algorithms::TimestepControl::tolerance ( ) const

The tolerance value controlling the time steps.

Definition at line 213 of file timestep_control.h.

double Algorithms::TimestepControl::step ( ) const

The size of the current time step.

Definition at line 206 of file timestep_control.h.

double Algorithms::TimestepControl::now ( ) const

The current time.

Definition at line 220 of file timestep_control.h.

bool TimestepControl::advance ( )

Compute the size of the next step and return true if it differs from the current step size. Advance the current time by the new step size.

Definition at line 84 of file

void Algorithms::TimestepControl::start ( double  t)

Set start value.

Definition at line 227 of file timestep_control.h.

void Algorithms::TimestepControl::final ( double  t)

Set final time value.

Definition at line 234 of file timestep_control.h.

void Algorithms::TimestepControl::tolerance ( double  t)

Set tolerance

Definition at line 241 of file timestep_control.h.

void Algorithms::TimestepControl::strategy ( Strategy  t)

Set strategy.

Definition at line 248 of file timestep_control.h.

void Algorithms::TimestepControl::start_step ( const double  step)

Set size of the first step. This may be overwritten by the time stepping strategy.

[in]stepThe size of the first step, which may be overwritten by the time stepping strategy.

Definition at line 255 of file timestep_control.h.

void Algorithms::TimestepControl::max_step ( double  t)

Set size of the maximum step size.

Definition at line 262 of file timestep_control.h.

void Algorithms::TimestepControl::restart ( )

Set now() equal to start(). Initialize step() and print() to their initial values.

Definition at line 269 of file timestep_control.h.

bool TimestepControl::print ( )

Return true if this timestep should be written to disk.

Definition at line 125 of file

void Algorithms::TimestepControl::file_name_format ( const char *  fmt)

Set the output name template.

Definition at line 282 of file timestep_control.h.

Member Data Documentation

double Algorithms::TimestepControl::current_step_val

The size of the current time step. This may differ from step_val, if we aimed at final_val.

Definition at line 180 of file timestep_control.h.

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