, Volume 109, Issue 3, pp 415-434
Date: 06 Mar 2008

Local and parallel finite element algorithms for the stokes problem

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Abstract

Based on two-grid discretizations, some local and parallel finite element algorithms for the Stokes problem are proposed and analyzed in this paper. These algorithms are motivated by the observation that for a solution to the Stokes problem, low frequency components can be approximated well by a relatively coarse grid and high frequency components can be computed on a fine grid by some local and parallel procedure. One technical tool for the analysis is some local a priori estimates that are also obtained in this paper for the finite element solutions on general shape-regular grids.

Y. He was partially subsidized by the NSF of China 10671154 and the National Basic Research Program under the grant 2005CB321703; A. Zhou was partially supported by the National Science Foundation of China under the grant 10425105 and the National Basic Research Program under the grant 2005CB321704; J. Li was partially supported by the NSF of China under the grant 10701001. J. Xu was partially supported by Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists, NSF DMS-0609727 and NSFC-10528102.