A posteriori error analysis for domain decomposition

7 November 2019

Domain decomposition methods are widely employed for the numerical solution of partial differential equations on parallel computers. We develop an adjoint-based a posteriori error analysis for overlapping multiplicative Schwarz domain decomposition and for overlapping additive Schwarz. In both cases the numerical error in a user-specified functional of the solution (quantity of interest), is decomposed into a component that arises due to the spatial discretization and a component that results from of the finite iteration between the subdomains. The spatial discretization error can be further decomposed in to the errors arising on each subdomain. This decomposition of the total error can then be used as part of a two-stage approach to construct a solution strategy that efficiently reduces the error in the quantity of interest.

  • Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminar