A Domain Decomposition Approach to Finite Volume Solutions of the Euler Equations on Triangular Meshes

V. Dolean 1 Stephane Lanteri
1 SINUS - Numerical Simulation for the Engineering Sciences
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : we report on our recent efforts on the formulation and the evaluation of a domain decomposition algorithm for the parallel solution of two-dimension- al compressible inviscid flows. The starting point is a flow solver for the Euler equations which is based on a combined finite element/finite volume formulation on unstructured triangular meshes for the spatial discretiz- ation. Time integration of the resulting semi-discrete equations is obtained using a linearized backward Euler implicit scheme. As a result, each pseudo time step requires the solution of a sparse linear system for the flow variables. In this study, a non-overlapping domain decomposition algorithm is used for advancing the solution at each implicit time step. First, we formulate an additive Schwarz algorithm using appropriate matching conditions at the subdomain interfaces. In accordance with the hyperbolic nature of the Euler equations, these transmission conditions are Dirichlet conditions for the characteristic variables corresponding to incoming waves. Then, we introduce interface operators that allow to express the domain decomposition algorithm as a Richardson type iteration on the interface unknowns. Algebraically speaking, the Schwarz algorithm is equivalent to a Jacobi iteration applied to a linear system whose matrix has a block structure. A substructuring technique can be applied to this matrix in order to obtain a fully implicit scheme in terms of interface unknowns. In our approach, the interface unknowns are numerical (normal) fluxes.
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RR-3751, INRIA. 1999
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V. Dolean, Stephane Lanteri. A Domain Decomposition Approach to Finite Volume Solutions of the Euler Equations on Triangular Meshes. RR-3751, INRIA. 1999. 〈inria-00072911〉

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