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For block-tridiagonal linear system of equations, a variant of tangential filtering preconditioners is proposed in this paper. The new variant is based on a twisted block factorization along with certain filtering property. For practical usage, a class of composite preconditioners
tested, which are constructed by combining the twisted tangential filtering decomposition
preconditioner with the classical preconditioner in a multiplicative way. The performance
of the new preconditioners is compared with other classical preconditioners; the superiority and
the weakness of the preconditioners are pointed out.