A fast and robust Jacobian-free time-integration method—called Minimum-error Adaptation of a Chemical-Kinetic ODE Solver (MACKS)—for solving stiff ODEs pertaining to chemical-kinetics is proposed herein. The MACKS formulation is based on optimization of the one-parameter family of integration formulae coupled with a dual time-stepping method to facilitate error minimization. The proposed method demonstrates higher accuracy compared to the method—Extended Robustness-enhanced numerical algorithm (ERENA)—previously proposed by the authors. Additionally, when this method is employed in homogeneous-ignition simulations, it facilitates realization of faster performance compared to CVODE.
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