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Publication details for Dr Stefano Giani

Antonietti, Paola, Giani, Stefano & Houston, Paul (2014). Domain Decomposition Preconditioners for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Elliptic Problems on Complicated Domains. Journal of Scientific Computing 60(1): 203-227.

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In this article we consider the application of Schwarz-type domain decomposition preconditioners for discontinuous Galerkin finite element approximations of elliptic partial differential equations posed on complicated domains, which are characterized by small details in the computational domain or microstructures. In this setting, it is necessary to define a suitable coarse-level solver, in order to guarantee the scalability of the preconditioner under mesh refinement. To this end, we exploit recent ideas developed in the so-called composite finite element framework, which allows for the definition of finite element methods on general meshes consisting of agglomerated elements. Numerical experiments highlighting the practical performance of the proposed preconditioner are presented.