Solving Differential-Algebraic Equations (DAE) in R with diffeqr

Chris Rackauckas


A differential-algebraic equation is defined by an implicit function f(du,u,p,t)=0. All of the controls are the same as the other examples, except here you define a function which returns the residuals for each part of the equation to define the DAE. The initial value u0 and the initial derivative du0 are required, though they do not necessarily have to satisfy f (known as inconsistent initial conditions). The methods will automatically find consistent initial conditions. In order for this to occur, differential_vars must be set. This vector states which of the variables are differential (have a derivative term), with false meaning that the variable is purely algebraic.

This example shows how to solve the Robertson equation:

f <- function (du,u,p,t) {
  resid1 = - 0.04*u[1]              + 1e4*u[2]*u[3] - du[1]
  resid2 = + 0.04*u[1] - 3e7*u[2]^2 - 1e4*u[2]*u[3] - du[2]
  resid3 = u[1] + u[2] + u[3] - 1.0
u0 <- c(1.0, 0, 0)
du0 <- c(-0.04, 0.04, 0.0)
tspan <- c(0.0,100000.0)
differential_vars <- c(TRUE,TRUE,FALSE)
prob <- de$DAEProblem(f,du0,u0,tspan,differential_vars=differential_vars)
sol <- de$solve(prob)
udf <-$u,identity)))
plotly::plot_ly(udf, x = sol$t, y = ~V1, type = 'scatter', mode = 'lines') %>%
  plotly::add_trace(y = ~V2) %>%
  plotly::add_trace(y = ~V3)