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Analysis of multilevel graph partitioning
, 1995
"... Recently, a number of researchers have investigated a class of algorithms that are based on multilevel graph partitioning that have moderate computational complexity, and provide excellent graph partitions. However, there exists little theoretical analysis that could explain the ability of multileve ..."
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Recently, a number of researchers have investigated a class of algorithms that are based on multilevel graph partitioning that have moderate computational complexity, and provide excellent graph partitions. However, there exists little theoretical analysis that could explain the ability of multilevel algorithms to produce good partitions. In this paper we present such an analysis. We show under certain reasonable assumptions that even if no refinement is used in the uncoarsening phase, a good bisection of the coarser graph is worse than a good bisection of the finer graph by at most a small factor. We also show that the size of a good vertexseparator of the coarse graph projected to the finer graph (without performing refinement in the uncoarsening phase) is higher than the size of a good vertexseparator of the finer graph by at most a small factor.
Reconstructing Volume Tracking
 J. Comput. Phys
, 1997
"... A new algorithm for the volume tracking of interfaces in two dimensions is presented. The algorithm is based upon a welldefined, secondorder geometric solution of a volume evolution equation. The method utilitizes local discrete material volume and velocity data to track interfaces of arbitrari ..."
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A new algorithm for the volume tracking of interfaces in two dimensions is presented. The algorithm is based upon a welldefined, secondorder geometric solution of a volume evolution equation. The method utilitizes local discrete material volume and velocity data to track interfaces of arbitrarily complex topology. A linearitypreserving, piecewise linear interface geometry approximation ensures that solutions generated retain secondorder spatial accuracy. Secondorder temporal accuracy is achieved by virtue of a multidimensional unsplit time integration scheme. We detail our geometricallybased solution method, in which material volume fluxes are computed systematically with a set of simple geometric tasks. We then interrogate the method by testing its ability to track interfaces through large (yet controlled) topology changes, whereby an initially simple interface configuration is subjected to vortical flows. Numerical results for these strenuous test problems provide evi...
Overlapping Schwarz Methods On Unstructured Meshes Using NonMatching Coarse Grids
 Numer. Math
, 1996
"... . We consider two level overlapping Schwarz domain decomposition methods for solving the finite element problems that arise from discretizations of elliptic problems on general unstructured meshes in two and three dimensions. Standard finite element interpolation from the coarse to the fine grid may ..."
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. We consider two level overlapping Schwarz domain decomposition methods for solving the finite element problems that arise from discretizations of elliptic problems on general unstructured meshes in two and three dimensions. Standard finite element interpolation from the coarse to the fine grid may be used. Our theory requires no assumption on the substructures which constitute the whole domain, so each substructure can be of arbitrary shape and of different size. The global coarse mesh is allowed to be nonnested to the fine grid on which the discrete problem is to be solved and both the coarse meshes and the fine meshes need not be quasiuniform. In addition, the domains defined by the fine and coarse grid need not be identical. The one important constraint is that the closure of the coarse grid must cover any portion of the fine grid boundary for which Neumann boundary conditions are given. In this general setting, our algorithms have the same optimal convergence rate of the usual ...
Mesh Generation
 Handbook of Computational Geometry. Elsevier Science
, 2000
"... this article, we emphasize practical issues; an earlier survey by Bern and Eppstein [24] emphasized theoretical results. Although there is inevitably some overlap between these two surveys, we intend them to be complementary. ..."
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this article, we emphasize practical issues; an earlier survey by Bern and Eppstein [24] emphasized theoretical results. Although there is inevitably some overlap between these two surveys, we intend them to be complementary.
A monotone finite element scheme for convectiondiffusion equations
 Math. Comp
, 1999
"... Abstract. A simple technique is given in this paper for the construction and analysis of a class of finite element discretizations for convectiondiffusion problems in any spatial dimension by properly averaging the PDE coefficients on element edges. The resulting finite element stiffness matrix is ..."
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Abstract. A simple technique is given in this paper for the construction and analysis of a class of finite element discretizations for convectiondiffusion problems in any spatial dimension by properly averaging the PDE coefficients on element edges. The resulting finite element stiffness matrix is an Mmatrix under some mild assumption for the underlying (generally unstructured) finite element grids. As a consequence the proposed edgeaveraged finite element scheme is particularly interesting for the discretization of convection dominated problems. This scheme admits a simple variational formulation, it is easy to analyze, and it is also suitable for problems with a relatively smooth flux variable. Some simple numerical examples are given to demonstrate its effectiveness for convection dominated problems. 1.
Additive Schwarz Domain Decomposition Methods For Elliptic Problems On Unstructured Meshes
 Numerical Algorithms
, 1994
"... . We give several additive Schwarz domain decomposition methods for solving finite element problems which arise from the discretizations of elliptic problems on general unstructured meshes in two and three dimensions. Our theory requires no assumption (for the main results) on the substructures whic ..."
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. We give several additive Schwarz domain decomposition methods for solving finite element problems which arise from the discretizations of elliptic problems on general unstructured meshes in two and three dimensions. Our theory requires no assumption (for the main results) on the substructures which constitute the whole domain, so each substructure can be of arbitrary shape and of different size. The global coarse mesh is allowed to be nonnested to the fine grid on which the discrete problem is to be solved and both the coarse meshes and the fine meshes need not be quasiuniform. In this general setting, our algorithms have the same optimal convergence rate of the usual domain decomposition methods on structured meshes. The condition numbers of the preconditoned systems depend only on the (possibly small) overlap of the substructures and the size of the coarse grid, but is independent of the sizes of the subdomains. Key Words. Unstructured meshes, nonnested coarse meshes, additive ...
Adaptive Refinement Of Unstructured FiniteElement Meshes
"... The finite element method used in conjunction with adaptive mesh refinement algorithms can be an efficient tool in many scientific and engineering applications. In this paper we review algorithms for the adaptive refinement of unstructured simplicial meshes (triangulations and tetrahedralizations). ..."
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The finite element method used in conjunction with adaptive mesh refinement algorithms can be an efficient tool in many scientific and engineering applications. In this paper we review algorithms for the adaptive refinement of unstructured simplicial meshes (triangulations and tetrahedralizations). We discuss bounds on the quality of the meshes resulting from these refinement algorithms. Unrefinement and refinement along curved surfaces are also discussed. Finally, we give an overview of recent developments in parallel refinement algorithms. Key words. adaptive refinement, finiteelement meshes, parallel algorithms, unstructured meshes
Multigrid Acceleration of an Upwind Euler Solver on Unstructured Meshes
, 1995
"... Multigrid acceleration has been implemented for an upwind flow solver on unstructured meshes. The flow solver is a straightforward implementation of Barth and Jespersen's unstructured scheme, with leastsquares linear reconstruction and a directional implementation of Venkatakrishnan 's limiter. The ..."
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Multigrid acceleration has been implemented for an upwind flow solver on unstructured meshes. The flow solver is a straightforward implementation of Barth and Jespersen's unstructured scheme, with leastsquares linear reconstruction and a directional implementation of Venkatakrishnan 's limiter. The multigrid scheme itself is designed to work on mesh systems which are not nested, allowing great flexibility in generating coarse meshes and in adapting fine meshes. A new scheme for automatically generating coarse unstructured meshes from fine ones is presented. A subset of the fine mesh vertices are selected for retention in the coarse mesh. The coarse mesh is generated incrementally from the fine mesh by removing one rejected vertex at a time. In this way, a valid coarse mesh triangulation is guaranteed. Factors affecting multigrid convergence rate for inviscid flow are thoroughly examined, including the effect of the number of coarse meshes used; the type of multigrid cycle employed; th...
Comparison of Several Spatial Discretizations for the NavierStokes Equations
 of 10 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
, 1989
"... Grid convergence studies for subsonic and transonic flows over airfoils are presented in order to compare the accuracy of several spatial discretizations for the compressible Navier–Stokes equations. The discretizations include the following schemes for the inviscid fluxes: (1) secondorderaccurate ..."
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Grid convergence studies for subsonic and transonic flows over airfoils are presented in order to compare the accuracy of several spatial discretizations for the compressible Navier–Stokes equations. The discretizations include the following schemes for the inviscid fluxes: (1) secondorderaccurate centered differences with thirdorder matrix numerical dissipation, (2) the secondorder convective upstream split pressure scheme (CUSP), (3) thirdorder upwindbiased differencing with Roe’s fluxdifference splitting, and (4) fourthorder centered differences with thirdorder matrix numerical dissipation. The first three are combined with secondorder differencing for the grid metrics and viscous terms. The fourth discretization uses fourthorder differencing for the grid metrics and viscous terms, as well as higherorder approximations near boundaries and for the numerical integration used to calculate forces and moments. The results indicate that the discretization using higherorder approximations for all terms is substantially more accurate than the others, producing less than two percent numerical error in lift and drag components on grids with less than 13,000 nodes for subsonic cases and less than 18,000 nodes for transonic cases. Since the cost per grid node of all of the discretizations studied is comparable, the higherorder discretization produces solutions of a given accuracy much more efficiently than the others. c ○ 2000 Academic Press Key Words: aerodynamics; Navier–Stokes equations; finitedifference methods; higherorder methods.
A Convergence Theory of Multilevel Additive Schwarz Methods on Unstructured Meshes
 Numer. Algorithms
, 1996
"... . We develop a convergence theory for two level and multilevel additive Schwarz domain decomposition methods for elliptic and parabolic problems on general unstructured meshes in two and three dimensions. The coarse and fine grids are assumed only to be shape regular, they need not be related to one ..."
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. We develop a convergence theory for two level and multilevel additive Schwarz domain decomposition methods for elliptic and parabolic problems on general unstructured meshes in two and three dimensions. The coarse and fine grids are assumed only to be shape regular, they need not be related to one another, and the domains formed by the coarse and fine grids may not be identical. In this general setting, our convergence theory leads to completely local bounds for the condition numbers of two level additive Schwarz methods, which imply that these condition numbers are optimal, or independent of fine and coarse mesh sizes and subdomain sizes if the overlap amount of a subdomain with its neighbors varies proportionally to the subdomain size. In particular, we will show that additive Schwarz algorithms are still very efficient for nonselfadjoint parabolic problems with only symmetric, positive definite solvers both for local subproblems and for the global coarse problem. These conclusion...