On the Design of a Finite Element Multigrid Solver for Mimetic Finite Difference Schemes

By Carmen Rodrigo

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The focus of this work is to study the relation between mimetic finite difference schemes on triangular grids and some finite element methods for two model problems based on curl-rot and grad-div operators. With this purpose, modified Nédélec and Raviart-Thomas finite element methods are derived respectively. This connection allows us to design an efficient multigrid method for the curl-rot problem, by considering canonical inter-grid transfer operators arising from the finite element framework. The resulting algorithm is shown to be very robust and efficient, as confirmed by an special local Fourier analysis for edge-based discretizations on triangular grids.

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  • Carmen Rodrigo (2016), "On the Design of a Finite Element Multigrid Solver for Mimetic Finite Difference Schemes," http://nanohub.org/resources/23476.

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