An introduction to domain decomposition methods. Algorithms, theory, and parallel implementation

Victorita Dolean, Pierre Jolivet, Frédéric Nataf

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The purpose of this book is to offer an overview of the most popular domain decomposition methods for partial differential equations (PDEs). These methods are widely used for numerical simulations in solid mechanics, electromagnetism, flow in porous media, etc., on parallel machines from tens to hundreds of thousands of cores. The appealing feature of domain decomposition methods is that, contrary to direct methods, they are naturally parallel. The authors focus on parallel linear solvers.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages238
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2016


  • parallel computing
  • iterative methods
  • domain decomposition
  • scientific computing
  • high performance computing

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