Volume 51, pp. 387-411, 2019.

Algebraic analysis of two-level multigrid methods for edge elements

Artem Napov and Ronan Perrussel


We present an algebraic analysis of two-level multigrid methods for the solution of linear systems arising from the discretization of the curl-curl boundary value problem with edge elements. The analysis is restricted to the singular compatible linear systems as obtained by setting to zero the contribution of the lowest order (mass) term in the associated partial differential equation. We use the analysis to show that for some discrete curl-curl problems, the convergence rate of some Reitzinger-Schöberl two-level multigrid variants is bounded independently of the mesh size and the problem peculiarities. This covers some discretizations on Cartesian grids, including problems with isotropic coefficients, anisotropic coefficients and/or stretched grids, and jumps in the coefficients, but also the discretizations on uniform unstructured simplex grids.

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Key words

convergence analysis, multigrid, algebraic multigrid, two-level multigrid, Reitzinger-Schöberl multigrid, preconditioning, aggregation, edge elements

AMS subject classifications

65N55, 65N12, 65N22, 35Q60

Links to the cited ETNA articles

[20]Vol. 51 (2019), pp. 118-134 Artem Napov and Ronan Perrussel: Revisiting aggregation-based multigrid for edge elements

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