Split-step double balanced approximation methods for stiff stochastic differential equations

Amir Haghighi*, Andreas Rößler

*Corresponding author for this work


In the modelling of many important problems in science and engineering we face stiff stochastic differential equations (SDEs). In this paper, a new class of split-step double balanced (SSDB) approximation methods is constructed for numerically solving systems of stiff Itô SDEs with multi-dimensional noise. In these methods, an appropriate control function has been used twice to improve the stability properties. Under global Lipschitz conditions, convergence with order one in the mean-square sense is established. Also, the mean-square stability (MS-stability) properties of the SSDB methods have been analysed for a one-dimensional linear SDE with multiplicative noise. Therefore, the MS-stability functions of SSDB methods are determined and in some special cases, their regions of MS-stability have been compared to the stability region of the original equation. Finally, simulation results confirm that the proposed methods are efficient with respect to accuracy and computational cost.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Mathematics
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 08.06.2018


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