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A Hybrid Parallel Approach to One-Parameter Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems

Gábor Domokos$^1$ and Imre Szeberényi$^2$

$^1$ corresponding author,

Department of Strength of Materials,


This paper presents a global algorithm for parallel computers, suitable to solve nonlinear boundary value problems depending on one parameter. Our method offers a mixture of path continuation and scanning. The former is well-known, the latter is a novel approach introduced a few years ago, capable to find all equilibria in a given domain. The hybrid method combines the speed of path continuation with the robustness and generality of scanning, offering a transition between the two methods which depends on the choice of some characteristic control parameters. We introduce the algorithms on a small example and test it on large-scale problems.

Szeberenyi Imre 2005-10-08