Optimized Discrete Schwarz Methods for Anisotropic Elliptic Problems

24-28 October 2022


Martin Gander (Université de Genève)​
Laurence Halpern (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord)
Florence Hubert (Aix-Marseille Université)
Stella Krell (Université Côte d’Azur)

This research in pairs focuses on the development and the understanding of optimized discrete Schwarz methods based on the Discrete Duality Finite Volume (DDFV for short) discretization for anisotropic elliptic problems. The collaboration, based on the expertise of Martin Gander and Laurence Halpern on domain decomposition methods and of Florence Hubert and Stella Krell on DDFV methods, started about ten years ago.
Schwarz algorithms are a well-known strategy to solve problems on large domains iteratively, and they are often used at the discrete level as pre-conditioners for large linear systems [8, 3]. DDFV methods have been developed in the late 90’s [2, 1] to approximate linear and nonlinear elliptic problems on general meshes. The good properties of DDFV have extensively been tested in the benchmark [7]. Combining DDFV with Schwarz methods enabled us to propose new discrete algorithms for elliptic problems [6, 4]. We are focusing on Robin and Ventcell transmission conditions for non-overlapping Schwarz methods, on proving convergence of the algorithm, on the optimization of the transmission parameters, and comparing optimal parameters obtained for the continuous problem to the ones for the discrete problem on uniform grids and for the discrete problem on general grids [5].
​This research in pairs will enable us to complete our work including the hard problem of cross points (intersection of at least three domains), and to work on overlapping discrete Schwarz methods for anisotropic elliptic problems.