DifferentialEquations.jl inputting out of domain value

Hello everyone.

I’m trying to solve a differential equation (actually it’s part of an optimization process, so it’s solved each optimization iteration). The problem is: my u is a parameter that has a physical meaning of extent, so it can only be between 0 and 1. However, sometimes the solver tries to use u < 0.0 or y > 1.0, which doesn’t make (physical) sense and causes the resulting value to be complex.
I followed the advice of saturating the value with u = max(min(u, 1.0), 0.0), but when I do this, the next iteration comes with u = Inf.

I wrote a minimum (but complete) example showing this behavior. The hardcoded values come from the optimizer.
The code is here.

What am I missing? How can I tell OrdinaryDiffEq.jl the domain of my function?
Thank you.

There has a lot been written on this, so you might want to just read the docs on it.


  • isoutofdomain : Specifies a function isoutofdomain(u,p,t) where, when it returns true, it will reject the timestep. Disabled by default.


If these “fail”, see

Frequently Asked Questions · DifferentialEquations.jl see " My ODE goes negative but should stay positive, what tools can help?".