> On Apr 5, 2018, at 6:02 PM, Alokendra <aloken...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I am not so sure about the reaction > terms which can be coupled nonlinear functions. Do I need to use some > variation of `ImplicitSource` term?
Yes, these terms are appropriate for ImplicitSourceTerms, e.g., I would probably write $(k_fC_AC_B-k_rC_C)$ as ImplicitSourceTerm(coeff=k_f * C_A, var=C_B) - ImplicitSourceTerm(coeff=k_r, var=C_C) The first term could also be written ImplicitSourceTerm(coeff=k_f * C_B, var=C_A) but that would result in less coupling between the equations, which would generally slow convergence. The first form might not be stable, though, so I would have to experiment if I was doing this. > Also what is the most efficient way to get Fipy read information such as > rate constants, diffusion coefficients and drift diffusion coefficients > for many such species? Because of the nonlinearity in the reaction term > it cannot be vectorized in straightforward manner. That depends on the form the coefficients take wherever you're getting them from. I would argue that one of the biggest advantages of FiPy over some other PDE solvers is that you define your problem with the Turing-complete Python programming language and not some dedicated scripting language or batch input file. You can do anything that Python can do to read and parse files. _______________________________________________ fipy mailing list email@example.com http://www.ctcms.nist.gov/fipy [ NIST internal ONLY: https://email.nist.gov/mailman/listinfo/fipy ]