For many systems of differential equations modeling problems in science and engineering, there are often natural splittings of the right hand side into two parts, one of which is non-stiff or mildly stiff, and the other part is stiff. Such systems can be efficiently treated by a class of implicit–explicit (IMEX) diagonally implicit multistage integration methods (DIMSIMs), where the stiff part is integrated by implicit formula, and the non-stiff part is integrated by an explicit formula. We analyze stability of these methods when the implicit and explicit parts interact with each other. We look for methods with large absolute stability region, assuming that the implicit part of the method is A(α)-, A-, or L-stable. Finally, we furnish examples of IMEX DIMSIMs of order p=5 and p=6 and stage order q=p, with good stability properties. Numerical examples illustrate that the IMEX schemes constructed in this paper do not suffer from order reduction phenomenon for some range of stepsizes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-248
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Numerical Mathematics
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • Construction of highly stable methods
  • General linear methods
  • IMEX methods
  • Optimization methods
  • Stability analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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