petsc-3.4.4 2014-03-13


Newton based nonlinear solver that uses a line search

Options Database

-snes_linesearch_type <bt> - bt,basic. Select line search type
-snes_linesearch_order <3> - 2, 3. Selects the order of the line search for bt
-snes_linesearch_norms <true> - Turns on/off computation of the norms for basic linesearch
-snes_linesearch_alpha <alpha> - Sets alpha used in determining if reduction in function norm is sufficient
-snes_linesearch_maxstep <maxstep> - Sets the maximum stepsize the line search will use (if the 2-norm(y) > maxstep then scale y to be y = (maxstep/2-norm(y)) *y)
-snes_linesearch_minlambda <minlambda> - Sets the minimum lambda the line search will tolerate
-snes_linesearch_monitor - print information about progress of line searches
-snes_linesearch_damping - damping factor used for basic line search

Notes: This is the default nonlinear solver in SNES

See Also

SNESCreate(), SNES, SNESSetType(), SNESNEWTONTR, SNESQN, SNESLineSearchSetType(), SNESLineSearchSetOrder()
SNESLineSearchSetPostCheck(), SNESLineSearchSetPreCheck() SNESLineSearchSetComputeNorms()

Index of all SNES routines
Table of Contents for all manual pages
Index of all manual pages