Solver Specifications
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This required section directs the nonlinear iteration strategy with associated parameters (e.g.,
Newtonâ€™s method options), matrix solution strategy and parameters, and other sundry options and
toggles for the pressure stabilization approach and linear stability analysis capability. With regard
to the parameters associated with matrix solution methods, it is important to understand that there
are two major classes of solvers - direct and iterative solvers. Direct solvers are the most robust,
but can be computationally impractical for some larger systems. Iterative solvers and associated
preconditioners are the only practical options for large-scale problems (viz., very large twodimensional
problems and virtually all three-dimensional problems). Choosing the solver settings
for good convergence of iterative matrix solvers can be an artful task for Navier-Stokes problems
and other poorly conditioned systems. It is recommended that the user consult the comprehensive
report by Schunk, et al. (2002) for an overview and further usage tips.
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solver_specifications/total_number_of_matrices
solver_specifications/solution_algorithm
solver_specifications/matrix_storage_format
solver_specifications/stratimikos_file
solver_specifications/preconditioner
solver_specifications/matrix_subdomain_solver
solver_specifications/matrix_scaling
solver_specifications/matrix_residual_norm_type
solver_specifications/matrix_output_type
solver_specifications/matrix_factorization_reuse
solver_specifications/matrix_graph_fillin
solver_specifications/matrix_factorization_overlap
solver_specifications/matrix_overlap_type
solver_specifications/matrix_auxiliary_vector
solver_specifications/matrix_drop_tolerance
solver_specifications/matrix_polynomial_order
solver_specifications/matrix_reorder
solver_specifications/matrix_factorization_save
solver_specifications/matrix_ilut_fill_factor
solver_specifications/matrix_rilu_relax_factor
solver_specifications/matrix_bilu_threshold
solver_specifications/matrix_relative_threshold
solver_specifications/matrix_absolute_threshold
solver_specifications/size_of_krylov_subspace
solver_specifications/orthogonalization
solver_specifications/maximum_linear_solve_iterations
solver_specifications/number_of_newton_iterations
solver_specifications/modified_newton_tolerance
solver_specifications/jacobian_reform_time_stride
solver_specifications/newton_correction_factor
solver_specifications/normalized_residual_tolerance
solver_specifications/normalized_correction_tolerance
solver_specifications/residual_ratio_tolerance
solver_specifications/pressure_stabilization
solver_specifications/pressure_stabilization_scaling
solver_specifications/linear_stability
solver_specifications/filter_concentration
solver_specifications/disable_viscosity_sensitivities