An iterative substructuring method for Maxwell's equations in two dimensions

Authors:
Andrea Toselli, Olof B. Widlund and Barbara I. Wohlmuth

Journal:
Math. Comp. **70** (2001), 935-949

MSC (2000):
Primary 65N30, 65N55, 65F10, 78M10

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-00-01244-8

Published electronically:
March 1, 2000

MathSciNet review:
1710632

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Iterative substructuring methods, also known as Schur complement methods, form an important family of domain decomposition algorithms. They are preconditioned conjugate gradient methods where solvers on local subregions and a solver on a coarse mesh are used to construct the preconditioner. For conforming finite element approximations of , it is known that the number of conjugate gradient steps required to reduce the residual norm by a fixed factor is independent of the number of substructures, and that it grows only as the logarithm of the dimension of the local problem associated with an individual substructure. In this paper, the same result is established for similar iterative methods for low-order Nédélec finite elements, which approximate in two dimensions. Results of numerical experiments are also provided.

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**Andrea Toselli**

Affiliation:
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 251 Mercer Street, New York, N.Y. 10012

Email:
toselli@cims.nyu.edu

**Olof B. Widlund**

Affiliation:
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 251 Mercer Street, New York, N.Y. 10012

Email:
widlund@cs.nyu.edu

**Barbara I. Wohlmuth**

Affiliation:
Math. Institut, Universität Augsburg, Universitätsstr. 14, D-86 159 Augsburg, Germany

Email:
wohlmuth@math.uni-augsburg.de

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-00-01244-8

Keywords:
Maxwell's equations,
N\'ed\'elec finite elements,
domain decomposition,
iterative substructuring methods

Received by editor(s):
August 14, 1998

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
September 7, 1999

Published electronically:
March 1, 2000

Additional Notes:
The work of the first author was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grants NSF-CCR-9732208 and NSF-ECS-9527169, and in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-FG02-92ER25127.

The work of the second author was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grants NSF-CCR-9732208 and NSF-ECS-9527169, and in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-FG02-92ER25127.

The work of the third author was supported in part by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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