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Mathematics of Computation
Mathematics of Computation
ISSN 1088-6842(online) ISSN 0025-5718(print)


A preconditioning technique for indefinite systems resulting from mixed approximations of elliptic problems

Authors: James H. Bramble and Joseph E. Pasciak
Journal: Math. Comp. 50 (1988), 1-17
MSC: Primary 65N30; Secondary 65F10
Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 51 (1988), 387-388.
MathSciNet review: 917816
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Abstract: This paper provides a preconditioned iterative technique for the solution of saddle point problems. These problems typically arise in the numerical approximation of partial differential equations by Lagrange multiplier techniques and/or mixed methods. The saddle point problem is reformulated as a symmetric positive definite system, which is then solved by conjugate gradient iteration. Applications to the equations of elasticity and Stokes are discussed and the results of numerical experiments are given.

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PII: S 0025-5718(1988)0917816-8
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