Applications of Mathematics

, Volume 62, Issue 6, pp 561–577 | Cite as

Algebraic preconditioning for Biot-Barenblatt poroelastic systems

  • Radim Blaheta
  • Tomáš Luber


Poroelastic systems describe fluid flow through porous medium coupled with deformation of the porous matrix. In this paper, the deformation is described by linear elasticity, the fluid flow is modelled as Darcy flow. The main focus is on the Biot-Barenblatt model with double porosity/double permeability flow, which distinguishes flow in two regions considered as continua. The main goal is in proposing block diagonal preconditionings to systems arising from the discretization of the Biot-Barenblatt model by a mixed finite element method in space and implicit Euler method in time and estimating the condition number for such preconditioning. The investigation of preconditioning includes its dependence on material coefficients and parameters of discretization.


poroelasticity double permeability preconditioning Schur complement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeonicsCzech Academy of SciencesOstravaCzech Republic

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