A spline collocation method for integrating a class of chemical reactor equations

Document Type : Research Paper


1 ENCG El Jadida

2 LMC Laboratory, FST, University of Sultan Moulay Slimane, Beni-Mellal, Morocco

3 MATSI Laboratory, ESTO, University Mohammed Premier, Oujda, Morocco

4 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, FS, University Mohammed Premier, Oujda, Morocco


. In this paper, we develop a quadratic spline collocation method for integrating the nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) of a plug flow reactor model. The method is proposed in order to be used for the operation of control design and/or numerical simulations. We first present the Crank-Nicolson method to temporally discretize the state variable. Then, we develop and analyze the proposed spline collocation method for the spatial discretization. The design of the collocation method is interpreted as one order error convergent. This scheme is applied on some test examples, the numerical results illustrate the efficiency of the method and confirm the theoretical behavior of the rates of convergence.


Volume 8, Issue 1
July 2017
Pages 69-80
  • Receive Date: 10 October 2016
  • Revise Date: 30 January 2017
  • Accept Date: 04 March 2017