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Generic domain decomposition and iterative solvers for 3D BEM problems. (English) Zbl 1191.74052
Authors’ abstract: In the past two decades, considerable improvements concerning integration algorithms and solvers involved in boundary element formulations have been obtained. First, a great deal of efficient techniques for evaluating singular and quasi-singular boundary element integrals have been, definitely, established, and second, iterative Krylov solvers have proven to be advantageous when compared to direct ones, also including non-Hermitian matrices. The former fact has implied in CPU-time reduction during the assembling of the system of equations, and the latter fact in its faster solution.
In this paper, a triangle-polar-co-ordinate transformation and the Telles co-ordinate transformation, applied in previous works independently for evaluating singular and quasi-singular integrals [J. C. F. Telles, ibid. 24, 959–973 (1987; Zbl 0622.54014)], are combined to increase the efficiency of the integration algorithms, and so, to improve the performance of the matrix-assembly routines. In addition, the Jacobi-preconditioned biconjugate gradient solver is used to develop a generic substructuring boundary element algorithm. In this way, not only the system solution is accelerated, but also the computer memory is optimized. Discontinuous boundary elements are implemented to simplify the coupling algorithm for a generic number of subregions. Several numerical experiments are carried out to show the performance of the computer code with regard to matrix assembly and the system solving. In the discussion of results, expressed in terms of accuracy and CPU time, advantages and potential applications of the BE code developed are highlighted.

MSC:
74S15 Boundary element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
80M15 Boundary element methods applied to problems in thermodynamics and heat transfer
74L10 Soil and rock mechanics
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
65N55 Multigrid methods; domain decomposition for boundary value problems involving PDEs
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