Fluid-Structure Interaction: Acceleration of Strong Coupling by Preconditioning of the Fixed-Point Iteration

  • M. R. DörfelEmail author
  • B. Simeon
Conference paper


This contribution focuses on partitioned solution approaches in fluid-structure interaction problems. Depending on certain physical parameters of fluid and structure, the fixed-point iteration that is mostly used to strongly couple the different solvers in each time step is susceptible to deceleration. We present a method that is able to overcome this effect by a specific preconditioning of the fixed-point iteration. Thus, the full convergence order of the underlying time-discretisation schemes is preserved. As computational example, a benchmark problem from hemodynamics is considered where this effect has a particularly strong influence. It turns out that, though a single step of the preconditioned iteration is more expensive, the overall gain in efficiency can be significant.


Acceleration Method Linear Multistep Method Standard Iteration Specific Precondition Standard Lagrangian Multiplier 
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The first author was supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) through the TUM International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) within Project 2-11. This support is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität München, Chair of Numerical AnalysisGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsTechnische Universität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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