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Determines if the base vector is to be used for differencing even if the function provided to SNESSetFunction() is not the same as that provided to MatMFFDSetFunction().


#include "petscsnes.h" 
#include "petscdm.h"   
PetscErrorCode  MatSNESMFGetReuseBase(Mat J,PetscBool *use)
Logically Collective on Mat

Input Parameter

J - the MatMFFD matrix

Output Parameter

use - if true always reuse the base vector instead of recomputing f(u) even if the function in the MatSNESMF is not SNESComputeFunction()


Care must be taken when using this routine to insure that the function provided to MatMFFDSetFunction(), call it F_MF() is compatible with with that provided to SNESSetFunction(), call it F_SNES(). That is, (F_MF(u + h*d) - F_SNES(u))/h has to approximate the derivative

Developer Notes

This was provided for the MOOSE team who desired to have a SNESSetFunction() function that could change configurations due to contacts while the function provided to MatMFFDSetFunction() cannot. Except for the possibility of changing the configuration both functions compute the same mathematical function so the differencing makes sense.

See Also

MatCreateSNESMF(), MatSNESMFSetReuseBase()




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