American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Comparison of Explicit Semi-Analytical Numerical Integration Methods for Solving Stiff ODE Systems

E.R. El-Zahar, H.M. Habib, M.M. Rashidi and I.M. El-Desoky

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.304.320

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 5

Pages 304-320


In this study, a comparison among three semi-analytical numerical integration algorithms for solving stiff ODE systems is presented. The algorithms are based on Differential Transform Method (DTM) which are Multiple-Step DTM (MsDTM), Enhanced MsDTM (E-MsDTM) and MsDTM with Padé approximants (MsDTM-P). These methods can be classified as explicit one step semi-analytical numerical integration methods. The error and stability analysis of each method is presented. New important relationships among the methods are introduced. To demonstrate our results, a comparison of the accuracy, stability and computational efficiency of the methods is presented through solving some linear and nonlinear problems arising in applied science and engineering.


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