[petsc-dev] Question about the fully implicit Runge-Kutta methods (TS)

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 05:43:02 CDT 2021

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 12:42 AM Wang Jingyuan <mc05569 at connect.um.edu.mo>

> Dear Sir or Madam,
> I am a student of the University of Macau, I am trying to learn PETSc and
> I have two questions about the TSIRK.
> 1.PETSc 3.16.0 adds “irk" for the TSType and it offers many options like TSIRK1BEE,

The types you mention above do not exist. For instance, the first one
"TSIRK1BEE" is actually

>  I am not sure how to use them and if only Gaussian points can be used
> (Radau or Labatto may not offered).

There is currently only one IRK type, which is the Gauss method.

> 2.Maybe there is a similar option to implement the fully implicit
> Runge-Kutta methods in PETSc 3.15 or other previous versions? For example,
> if I want to solve a time dependent problem with a butcher table like
> below, do I need to input it by myself?
> Thank you very much for your help.

I do not understand your question. IRK is only present is 3.16



> Best regards,
> Wang Jing-Yuan

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experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
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