## An efficient direct solver for a class of mixed finite element problems (1999)

Venue: | SCHOOL OF COMPUTER STUDIES RESEARCH REPORT 99.03 (UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS |

Citations: | 3 - 1 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Brown99anefficient,

author = {B. M. Brown and P. K. Jimack and M. D. Mihajlovic},

title = {An efficient direct solver for a class of mixed finite element problems},

booktitle = {SCHOOL OF COMPUTER STUDIES RESEARCH REPORT 99.03 (UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS},

year = {1999},

publisher = {}

}

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### Abstract

In this paper we present an efficient, accurate and parallelizable direct method for the solution of the (indefinite) linear algebraic systems that arise in the solution of fourth order partial differential equations (PDEs) using mixed finite element approximations. The method is intended particularly for use when multiple right-hand sides occur, and when high accuracy is required in these solutions. The algorithm is described in some detail and its performance is illustrated through the numerical solution of a biharmonic eigenvalue problem where the smallest eigenpair is approximated using inverse iteration after discretization via the Ciarlet-Raviart mixed finite element method.