# IDA

Implicit Differential Algebraic equations system solver, providing an efficient and stable method to solve Differential Algebraic Equations system (DAEs) Initial Value Problems.

### Description

Called by xcos, *IDA* (short for Implicit Differential Algebraic equations system solver) is a numerical solver providing an efficient and stable method to solve Initial Value Problems of the form:

Before solving the problem,

*IDA*runs an internal routine to find consistent values for

*y*and

_{0}*yPrime*.

_{0}Starting then with those
*y _{0}*
and

*yPrime*,

_{0}*IDA*approximates

*y*with the

_{n+1}*BDF*formula:

with, like in CVode,
*y _{n}*
the approximation of

*y(t*,

_{n})*h*=

_{n}*t*the step size, and the coefficients are fixed, uniquely determined by the method type, its order

_{n}- t_{n-1}*q*ranging from 1 to 5 and the history of the step sizes.

Injecting this formula in *(1)* yields the system:

To apply *Newton* iterations to it, we rewrite it into:

with *J* an approximation of the Jacobian:

*α* changes whenever the step size or the method order varies.

An implemented direct dense solver is used and we go on to the next step.

*IDA* uses the history array to control the local error
*y _{n(m)} - y_{n(0)}*
and recomputes

*h*if that error is not satisfying.

_{n}The function is called in between activations, because a discrete activation may change the system.

Following the criticality of the event (its effect on the continuous problem), we either relaunch the solver with different start and final times as if nothing happened, or, if the system has been modified, we need to "cold-restart" the problem by reinitializing it anew and relaunching the solver.

Averagely, *IDA* accepts tolerances up to 10^{-11}. Beyond that, it returns a *Too much accuracy* requested error.

### Example

The 'Modelica Generic' block returns its continuous states, we can evaluate them with *IDA* by running the example:

### See also

- LSodar — LSodar (short for Livermore Solver for Ordinary Differential equations, with Automatic method switching for stiff and nonstiff problems, and with Root-finding) is a numerical solver providing an efficient and stable method to solve Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) Initial Value Problems.
- CVode — CVode (short for C-language Variable-coefficients ODE solver) is a numerical solver providing an efficient and stable method to solve Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) Initial Value Problems. It uses either BDF or Adams as implicit integration method, and Newton or Functional iterations.
- Runge-Kutta 4(5) — Runge-Kutta is a numerical solver providing an efficient explicit method to solve Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) Initial Value Problems.
- Dormand-Prince 4(5) — Dormand-Prince is a numerical solver providing an efficient explicit method to solve Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) Initial Value Problems.
- Implicit Runge-Kutta 4(5) — Numerical solver providing an efficient and stable implicit method to solve Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) Initial Value Problems.
- Crank-Nicolson 2(3) — Crank-Nicolson is a numerical solver based on the Runge-Kutta scheme providing an efficient and stable implicit method to solve Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) Initial Value Problems. Called by xcos.
- DDaskr — Double-precision Differential Algebraic equations system Solver with Krylov method and Rootfinding: numerical solver providing an efficient and stable method to solve Differential Algebraic Equations systems (DAEs) Initial Value Problems
- Comparisons — This page compares solvers to determine which one is best fitted for the studied problem.
- ode — ordinary differential equation solver
- ode_discrete — ordinary differential equation solver, discrete time simulation
- ode_root — ordinary differential equation solver with roots finding
- odedc — discrete/continuous ode solver
- impl — differential algebraic equation

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