Normalized Correction Tolerance#
Normalized Correction Tolerance = <float>
Description / Usage#
This optional card sets the tolerance for a mixed measure of the size of the update vector which must be satisfied for the solution to be considered converged. The input parameter is defined as
rel, a floating point value ( rel ≥ 0.0 ) used as the convergence tolerance for the mixed measure of the update vector (defined in the Technical Discussion).
When the Normalized Correction Tolerance card is omitted, the default value of rel is 1.0e+10.
Following is a sample card:
Normalized Correction Tolerance = 1.0e-4
The mixed measure used here is:
This measures the relative size of the update vector when the solution vector is large (i.e., size of unknowns is greater than 1), and measures the absolute size of the update vector when the solution vector is small (i.e., size of unknowns is much less than 1).
This mixed measure must be less than rel, in addition to the nonlinear residual satisfying the absolute residual tolerance specified in the Normalized Residual Tolerance card for a solution to be considered converged.
If rel < 1.0 (larger values are not really imposing any restrictions), mixed measure values are output instead of the update vector norms.