Multilevel Preconditioning of Rotated Trilinear Non-conforming Finite Element Problems
In this paper algebraic two-level and multilevel preconditioning algorithms for second order elliptic boundary value problems are constructed, where the discretization is done using Rannacher-Turek non-conforming rotated trilinear finite elements. An important point to make is that in this case the finite element spaces corresponding to two successive levels of mesh refinement are not nested in general. To handle this, a proper two-level basis is required to enable us to fit the general framework for the construction of two-level preconditioners for conforming finite elements and to generalize the method to the multilevel case.
The proposed variants of hierarchical two-level basis are first introduced in a rather general setting. Then, the involved parameters are studied and optimized. The major contribution of the paper is the derived estimates of the constant γ in the strengthened CBS inequality which is shown to allow the efficient multilevel extension of the related two-level preconditioners. Representative numerical tests well illustrate the optimal complexity of the resulting iterative solver.
KeywordsHierarchical Basis Multilevel Precondition Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Iteration Order Elliptic Boundary Multilevel Iteration
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