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Schwarz methods by domain truncation

Published inActa numerica, vol. 31, p. 1-134
Publication date2022-06-09
First online date2022-06-09
Abstract

Schwarz methods use a decomposition of the computational domain into subdomains and need to impose boundary conditions on the subdomain boundaries. In domain truncation one restricts the unbounded domain to a bounded computational domain and must also put boundary conditions on the computational domain boundaries. In both fields there are vast bodies of literature and research is very active and ongoing. It turns out to be fruitful to think of the domain decomposition in Schwarz methods as a truncation of the domain onto subdomains. Seminal precursors of this fundamental idea are papers by Hagstrom, Tewarson and Jazcilevich (1988), Després (1990) and Lions (1990). The first truly optimal Schwarz method that converges in a finite number of steps was proposed by Nataf (1993), and used precisely transparent boundary conditions as transmission conditions between subdomains. Approximating these transparent boundary conditions for fast convergence of Schwarz methods led to the development of optimized Schwarz methods – a name that has become common for Schwarz methods based on domain truncation. Compared to classical Schwarz methods, which use simple Dirichlet transmission conditions and have been successfully used in a wide range of applications, optimized Schwarz methods are much less well understood, mainly due to their more sophisticated transmission conditions.

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GANDER, Martin Jakob, ZHANG, Hui. Schwarz methods by domain truncation. In: Acta numerica, 2022, vol. 31, p. 1–134. doi: 10.1017/s0962492922000034
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