## Schwarz Methods of Neumann-Neumann Type for Three-Dimensional Elliptic Finite Element Problems (1995)

Venue: | Comm. Pure Appl. Math |

Citations: | 85 - 20 self |

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@ARTICLE{Dryja95schwarzmethods,

author = {Maksymilian Dryja and Olof B. Widlund},

title = {Schwarz Methods of Neumann-Neumann Type for Three-Dimensional Elliptic Finite Element Problems},

journal = {Comm. Pure Appl. Math},

year = {1995},

volume = {48},

pages = {121--155}

}

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### Abstract

. Several domain decomposition methods of Neumann-Neumann type are considered for solving the large linear systems of algebraic equations that arise from discretizations of elliptic problems by finite elements. We will only consider problems in three dimensions. Several new variants of the basic algorithm are introduced in a Schwarz method framework that provides tools which have already proven very useful in the design and analysis of other domain decomposition and multi-level methods. The Neumann-Neumann algorithms have several advantages over other domain decomposition methods. The subregions, which define the subproblems, only share the boundary degrees of freedom with their neighbors. The subregions can also be of quite arbitrary shape and many of the major components of the preconditioner can be constructed from subprograms available in standard finite element program libraries. However, in its original form, the algorithm lacks a mechanism for global transportation of informatio...