Sobolev gradient preconditioning for the electrostatic potential equation

J. Karátson, L. Lóczi
2005 Computers and Mathematics with Applications  
Sobolev gradient type preconditioning is proposed for the numerical solution of the electrostatic potential equation. A constructive representation of the gradients leads to efficient Laplacian preconditioners in the iteration thanks to the available fast Poisson solvers. Convergence is then verified for the corresponding sequence in Sobolev space, implying mesh independent convergence results for the discretized problems. A particular study is devoted to the case of a ball: due to the radial
more » ... mmetry of this domain, a direct realization without discretization is feasible. The simplicity of the algorithm and the fast linear convergence are finally illustrated in a numerical test example. ~)
doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2005.08.011 fatcat:uskglbrkmzbarlo5dy4ascvgpu