Domain Decomposition Methods via Boundary Integral Equations

Hsiao, George C.
Steinbach, O.
Wendland, W.L.
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Department of Mathematical Sciences
Domain decomposition methods are designed to deal with coupled or transmission problems for partial differential equations. Since the original boundary value problem is replaced by local problems in substructures, domain decomposition methods are well suited for both parallelization and coupling of different discretization schemes. In general, the coupled problem is reduced to the Schur complement equation on the skeleton of the domain decomposition. Boundary integral equations are used to describe the local Steklov-Poincare operators which are basic for the local Dirichlet-Neumann maps. Using different representations of the Steklov-Poincare operators we formulate and analyze various boundary element methods employed in local discretization schemes. We give sufficient conditions for the global stability and derive corresponding a priori error estimates. For the solution of the resulting linear systems we describe appropriate iterative solution strategies using both local and global preconditioning techniques.
domain decomposition , boundary integral equations , boundary element methods , preconditioning techniques