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Solving Coupled System of ODEs in MATLAB 
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#1
Oct1310, 01:04 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
I am asked to solve a coupled system of 5 ODEs. There is also a function, f, which describes the release of carbon dioxide over time. I am given the release rates at certain values of t and asked to interpolate for other values of t in the interval [1000 3000]. After solving, I am asked to plot f as a subplot on top of y(1). 2. Relevant equations The differential equations are shown in the code below. In my MATLAB code, I use g instead of dy/dt. The other terms are contants, etc ... I don't really have a question about these. It's more about the MATLAB code itself. dy(1)/dt=(psy(1))/d+f/mu1; dy(2)/dt=((y(3)y(2))*wk1(psy(1))*mu2/d)/vs; dy(3)/dt=(k1(y(3)y(2))*w)/vd; dy(4)/dt=((y(5)y(4))*wk2)/vs; dy(5)/dt=(k2(y(5)y(4))*w)/vd; 3. The attempt at a solution function g = carbon(t,y) %constants d=8.64; mu1=495; mu2=.0495; vs=0.12; vd=1.23; w=.001; k1=.000219; k2=.0000612; k3=.997148; k4=.0679; %equations describing equilibrium between carbon dioxide and carbonate %dissolved in the shallow ocean h=(y(2)((y(2))^2k3*(y(4))*(2*(y(2))y(4)))^.5)/k3; c=(y(4)h)/2; ps=k4*h^2/c; %interpolation function for carbon dioxide rate yr=[1000 1850 1950 1980 2000 2050 2080 2100 2120 2150 2225 2300 2400 2500 3000]; data=[0 0 1 4 5 8 10 10.5 10 8 3.5 2 0 0 0]; f=interp1(yr,data,t,'pchip'); %differential equations g=zeros(5,1); g(1)=(psy(1))/d+f/mu1; g(2)=((y(3)y(2))*wk1(psy(1))*mu2/d)/vs; g(3)=(k1(y(3)y(2))*w)/vd; g(4)=((y(5)y(4))*wk2)/vs; g(5)=(k2(y(5)y(4))*w)/vd; end I tried typing this in the command window: %solution [T,Y]=ode15s(@carbon,[1000 3000],[1 2.01 2.23 2.2 2.26]); %graph subplot(2,1,1); plot(t,f) xlabel('Time, t', 'fontsize', 14) ylabel('Carbon Dioxide Release Rate, f(t)', 'fontsize', 14) subplot(2,1,2); plot(t,Y(:,1)); xlabel('Time, t', 'fontsize', 14) ylabel('Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide, p(t)', 'fontsize', 14) The problem is that this is my first time using MATLAB and I am not getting my function to run properly. Can someone point me in the right direction? 


#2
Oct1410, 07:50 AM

P: 145

Assuming your differential equations are all typed in correctly, your ODE function looks ready to solve.
Theres a couple things that I notice though: At the command window you run: >> plot(t,f) but there is no variable t or f in the workspace. Should the t be T? Also where is the f coming from? you never create f in your main workspace. Should this be the code you are trying to run:



#3
Oct1410, 09:08 PM

P: 2

Yes, thank you. That helps. I actually realized that I had t instead of T and fixed it. It took me a while to realize f didn't copy into the workspace. I think I understand now.



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