Unread post Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:26 pm

Project 1 - ACF file

The problem statement in Project 1 asks you to perform simulation for 5 s using a time step of 0.05 s and output 100 data points.

While these settings should work fine (in the sense that Newton-Raphson will converge), because of the relatively high frequency of the driver function you will get pretty "rough" plots. In order to get "smoother" plots, you may want to increase the number of output points. Note that this will also require decreasing the time step (you cannot output data at more points than where you actually calculate the solution). I suggest you use a time step of 0.01 s and output at 500 points.