Volume 34, Number 1, January/February 2000
|Page(s)||47 - 62|
|Published online||15 April 2002|
A domain splitting method for heat conduction problems in composite materials
Fachbereich Mathematik, Justus-Liebig-Universit t Gießen,
Arndtstr. 2, 35392 Gießen, Germany. (email@example.com)
We consider a domain decomposition method for some unsteady heat conduction problem in composite structures. This linear model problem is obtained by homogenization of thin layers of fibres embedded into some standard material. For ease of presentation we consider the case of two space dimensions only. The set of finite element equations obtained by the backward Euler scheme is parallelized in a problem-oriented fashion by some noniterative overlapping domain splitting method, eventually enhanced by inexpensive local iterations to reduce the overlap. We present a detailed convergence analysis of this algorithm which is particularly well appropriate to handle fibre layers of nonlinear material. Special emphasis is to take into account the specific regularity properties of the present mathematical model. Numerical experiments show the reliability of the theoretical predictions.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 80A22 / 65M
Key words: Fibre layers of adaptive material / homogenization / heat conduction / finite element method / noniterative overlapping domain decomposition.
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