An additive Schwarz method

for variational inequalities

Authors:
Lori Badea and Junping Wang

Journal:
Math. Comp. **69** (2000), 1341-1354

MSC (1991):
Primary 65K10, 65J99, 35R35, 35J60, 49D27, 49D37

Published electronically:
May 20, 1999

MathSciNet review:
1665946

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Abstract: This paper proposes an additive Schwarz method for variational inequalities and their approximations by finite element methods. The Schwarz domain decomposition method is proved to converge with a geometric rate depending on the decomposition of the domain. The result is based on an abstract framework of convergence analysis established for general variational inequalities in Hilbert spaces.

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Additional Information

**Lori Badea**

Affiliation:
Institute of Mathematics, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania

Email:
lbadea@stoilow.imar.ro

**Junping Wang**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071

Email:
junping@uwyo.edu

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-99-01164-3

Keywords:
variational inequalities,
obstacle problems,
finite element methods,
domain decomposition methods

Received by editor(s):
December 16, 1997

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
September 22, 1998

Published electronically:
May 20, 1999

Additional Notes:
The research of Wang is supported in part by National Science Foundation Grant # DMS-9706985

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