The extrapolated explicit midpoint scheme for variable order and step size controlled integration of the Landau-Lifschitz-Gilbert equation

Authors/others:Exl, Lukas; Mauser, Norbert; Schrefl, Thomas; Süss, Dieter
Abstract:A practical and efficient scheme for the higher order integration of the Landau-Lifschitz-Gilbert (LLG) equation is presented. The method is based on extrapolation of the two-step explicit midpoint rule and incorporates adaptive time step and order selection. We make use of a piecewise time-linear stray field approximation to reduce the necessary work per time step. The approximation to the interpolated operator is embedded into the extrapolation process to keep in step with the hierarchic order structure of the scheme. We verify the approach by means of numerical experiments on a standardized NIST problem and compare with a higher order embedded Runge-Kutta formula. The efficiency of the presented approach increases when the stray field computation takes a larger portion of the costs for the effective field evaluation.
Date of publication:1.10.2017
Journal title:Journal of Computational Physics
Peer reviewed:true
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Publication Type:Article