Date: 18 Jun 2003

Preconditionning Techniques for the Solution of the Helmholtz Equation by the Finite Element Method

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Abstract

This paper discusses 2D solutions of the Helmholtz equation by finite elements. It begins with a short survey of the absorbing and transparent boundary conditions associated with the DtN technique. The solution of the discretized system by means of a standard Galerkin or Galerkin Least-Squares (GLS) scheme is obtained by a preconditioned Krylov subspace technique, speci.cally a preconditioned GMRES iteration. The stabilization paremeter associated to GLS is computed using a new formula. Two types of preconditioners, ILUT and ILU0, are tested to enhance convergence.