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SNESNRICHARDSON

Richardson nonlinear solver that uses successive substitutions, also sometimes known as Picard iteration.

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Notes: If no inner nonlinear preconditioner is provided then solves F(x) - b = 0 using x^{n+1} = x^{n} - lambda (F(x^n) - b) where lambda is obtained either SNESLineSearchSetDamping(), -snes_damping or a line search. If an inner nonlinear preconditioner is provided (either with -npc_snes_type or SNESSetNPC()) then the inner solver is called an initial solution x^n and the nonlinear Richardson uses x^{n+1} = x^{n} + lambda d^{n} where d^{n} = \hat{x}^{n} - x^{n} where \hat{x}^{n} is the solution returned from the inner solver.

The update, especially without inner nonlinear preconditioner, may be ill-scaled. If using the basic linesearch, one may have to scale the update with -snes_linesearch_damping

This uses no derivative information thus will be much slower then Newton's method obtained with -snes_type ls

See Also

SNESCreate(), SNES, SNESSetType(), SNESNEWTONLS, SNESNEWTONTR, SNESNGMRES, SNESQN, SNESNCG

Level:beginner
Location:
src/snes/impls/richardson/snesrichardson.c
Index of all SNES routines
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-snes_linesearch_type <l2,cp,basic> Line search type.- - -snes_linesearch_damping<1.0> Damping for the line search.