# lsodar_bouncing_ball.py¶

assimulo.examples.lsodar_bouncing_ball.run_example(with_plots=True)[source]

Bouncing ball example to demonstrate LSODAR’s discontinuity handling.

Also a way to use problem.initialize and problem.handle_result in order to provide extra information is demonstrated.

The governing differential equation is

$\begin{split}\dot y_1 &= y_2\\ \dot y_2 &= -9.81\end{split}$

and the switching functions are

$\begin{split}\mathrm{event}_0 &= y_1 \;\;\;\text{ if } \;\;\;\mathrm{sw}_0 = 1\\ \mathrm{event}_1 &= y_2 \;\;\;\text{ if }\;\;\; \mathrm{sw}_1 = 1\end{split}$

otherwise the events are deactivated by setting the respective value to something different from 0.

The event handling sets

$$y_1 = - 0.88 y_1$$ and $$\mathrm{sw}_1 = 1$$ if the first event triggers and $$\mathrm{sw}_1 = 0$$ if the second event triggers.

Warning: Possible chattering detected at t = 9.921283e+00 in state event(s): [0]
Final Run Statistics: Bouncing Ball Problem

Number of steps                       : 521
Number of function evaluations        : 924
Number of Jacobian evaluations        : 0
Number of state function evaluations  : 2158
Number of state events                : 122

Solver options:

Solver                  : LSODAR
Absolute tolerances     : [  1.00000000e-08   1.00000000e-08]
Relative tolerances     : 1e-06
Starter                 : classical

Simulation interval    : 0.0 - 10.0 seconds.
Elapsed simulation time: 0.0729551315308 seconds.

Note

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