Time integration methods

  • C. B. Vreugdenhil
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 13)


The process of semi-discretization discussed in chapter 6 produces a system of ordinary differential equations with respect to time:
where v contains all unknowns and M is a “mass matrix”; it is nontrivial in finite-element methods but is unity in most other cases. The number of equations equals the number of grid-point values and may be very large. Several standard numerical methods exist to integrate such systems of differential equations. They are reviewed in sections 8.2–8.3.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. Vreugdenhil
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  1. 1.Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU)Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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