Computing and Visualization in Science

, Volume 7, Issue 3–4, pp 129–140 | Cite as

Cell-centred multigrid revisited

  • Marcus Mohr
  • Roman WienandsEmail author
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In this paper we treat the cell-centred multigrid approach, which distinguishes itself from the classical vertex-centred multigrid by a non-nested hierarchy of grid nodes and the use of constant, problem-independent transfer operators even in complicated situations. We demonstrate, that the tool of Local Fourier Analysis can also be profitably applied in this setting. We consider in detail the standard transfer operators from literature and their respective polynomial and Fourier orders, paying special attention to the combination of piecewise constant interpolation and its adjoint. Furthermore, we give several numerical examples for model problems and an application from biomedical engineering.


Coarse Grid Transfer Operator Multigrid Method Interface Problem Prolongation Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)Sankt AugustinGermany

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