Subspace correction (SSC) methods are based on a "divide and conquer" strategy, where a global problem is divided into a sequence of local ones. This framework includes iterative methods such as Jacobi iteration, domain decomposition, and multigrid methods. We are interested in nonlinear PDEs exhibiting highly localized nonlinearities, for which Newton's method can take many iterations. Instead of doing all this global work, nonlinear SSC methods tackle the localized nonlinearities within subproblems. In this presentation, we describe the SSC framework, and investigate combining Newton's method with nonlinear SSC methods to solve a regularized Stefan problem.
- Numerical Analysis Group Internal Seminar