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Preconditioned iterative solution of the 2D Helmholtz equation

Laird, Alistair L. and Giles, M. B. (2002) Preconditioned iterative solution of the 2D Helmholtz equation. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)



Using a finite element method to solve the Helmholtz equation leads to a sparse system of equations which in three dimensions is too large to solve directly. It is also non-Hermitian and highly indefinite and consequently difficult to solve iteratively. The approach taken in this paper is to precondition this linear system with a new preconditioner and then solve it iteratively using a Krylov subspace method. Numerical analysis shows the preconditioner to be effective on a simple 1D test problem, and results are presented showing considerable convergence acceleration for a number of different Krylov methods for more complex problems in 2D, as well as for the more general problem of harmonic disturbances to a non-stagnant steady flow.

Item Type:Technical Report (Technical Report)
Subjects:H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Numerical Analysis Group
ID Code:1216
Deposited By: Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:19 May 2011 06:39
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:54

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