The Fat Boundary Method: Semi-Discrete Scheme and Some Numerical Experiments

  • Silvia Bertoluzza
  • Mourad Ismail
  • Bertrand Maury
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 40)


The Fat Boundary Method (FBM) is a fictitious domain like method for solving partial differential equations in a domain with holes Ω ∖\(\bar B\) — where B is a collection of smooth open subsets — that consists in splitting the initial problem into two parts to be coupled via Schwartz type iterations: the solution, with a fictitious domain approach, of a problem set in the whole domain Ω, for which fast solvers can be used, and the solution of a collection of independent problems defined on narrow strips around the connected components of B, that can be performed fully in parallel. In this work, we give some results on a semi-discrete FBM in the framework of a finite element discretization, and we present some numerical experiments.


Local Resolution Poisson Problem Fast Solver Homogeneous Neumann Boundary Condition Fictitious Domain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Bertoluzza
    • 1
  • Mourad Ismail
    • 2
  • Bertrand Maury
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche del C.N.R.PaviaItaly
  2. 2.Laboratoire Jacques-Louis LionsUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France
  3. 3.Laboratoire de MathématiquesUniversité Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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