, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 41-61

Additive Schwarz algorithms for parabolic convection-diffusion equations

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In this paper, we consider the solution of linear systems of algebraic equations that arise from parabolic finite element problems. We introduce three additive Schwarz type domain decomposition methods for general, not necessarily selfadjoint, linear, second order, parabolic partial differential equations and also study the convergence rates of these algorithms. The resulting preconditioned linear system of equations is solved by the generalized minimal residual method. Numerical results are also reported.

This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant NSF-CCR-8903003 at the Courant Institute, New York University and in part by the National Science Foundation under contract number DCR-8521451 and ECS-8957475 at Yale University