## Applied Mathematics Colloquium: Dr. Andreas Meister

#### Universität Kassel

Friday, September 28, 2018 · 2 PM - 3 PM

**Title:**Modified Patankar-Runge-Kutta scheme for Advection-Diffusion-Production-Destruction Equations

**Speaker: **Andreas Meister, Universität Kassel

**Abstract:**Modified Patankar-Runge-Kutta (MPRK) schemes are numerical methods for the solution of positive and conservative production-destruction systems. They adapt explicit Runge-Kutta schemes in a way to ensure positivity and conservation irrespective of the time step size.

We introduce a general definition of MPRK schemes and present a thorough investigation of necessary as well as sufficient conditions to derive first, second and third order accurate MPRK schemes. The

theoretical results will be confirmed by numerical experiments in which MPRK schemes are applied to solve non-stiff and stiff systems of ordinary differential equations.

Furthermore, we present an investigation of MPRK schemes in the context of convection-diffusion-reaction equations with source terms of production-destruction type.