Svetozar Margenov, Josef Synka,
"Generalized aggregation-based multilevel preconditioning of Crouzeix-Raviart FEM elliptic problems"
, in Numerical Methods and Applications, Nummer 4310, Springer, 2007, ISSN: 0302-9743
Generalized aggregation-based multilevel preconditioning of Crouzeix-Raviart FEM elliptic problems
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It is well-known that iterative methods of optimal order complexity with respect to the size of the system can be set up by utilizing preconditioners based on various multilevel extensions of two-level finite element methods (FEM), as was first shown in Axelsson and Vassilevski (Algebraic multilevel preconditioning methods, I.
Numer. Math., 56 (1989)). Thereby, the constant $\gamma$ in the so-called Cauchy-Bunyakowski-Schwarz (CBS) inequality, which is
associated with the angle between the two subspaces obtained from a (recursive) two-level splitting of the finite element space, plays a key role in the derivation of optimal convergence rate estimates.
In this paper a generalization of an algebraic preconditioning algorithm for second-order elliptic boundary value problems is presented, where the domain is discretized using linear Crouzeix-Raviart finite elements and the two-level splitting is defined by differentiation and aggregation (DA). It is shown that the uniform estimate on the constant $\gamma$ (as presented
in Blaheta, Margenov, and Neytcheva (Uniform estimate of the constant in the strengthened CBS inequality for anisotropic non-conforming FEM systems. Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, 11 (2004)) can be improved if a minimum angle condition, which is an integral part in any mesh genera\-tor, is assumed to hold in the triangulation. The improved values of $\gamma$ can then be exploited in the set up of more problem-adapted multilevel
preconditioners with faster convergence rates.