252 IGPM252.pdf        September 2005
TITLE Uniform Preconditioners for a Parameter Dependent Saddle Point Problem with Application to Generalized Stokes Interface Equations
AUTHORS Maxim A. Olshanskii, Jörg Peters, Arnold Reusken
ABSTRACT We consider an abstract parameter dependent saddle-point problem and present a general framework for analyzing robust Schur complement preconditioners. The abstract analysis is applied to a generalized Stokes problem, which yields robustness of the Cahouet-Chabard preconditioner. Motivated by models for two-phase incompressible flows we consider a generalized Stokes interface problem. Application of the general theory results in a new Schur complement preconditioner for this class of problems. The robustness of this preconditioner with respect to several parameters is treated. Results of numerical experiments are given that illustrate robustness properties of the preconditioner.
KEYWORDS generalized Stokes equations, interface problem, two-phase flow, preconditioning, Schur complement
DOI 10.1007/s00211-006-0031-4
PUBLICATION Numerische Mathematik
105(1), 159-191 (2006)