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Convergence of a multigrid method for elliptic equations with highly oscillatory coefficients

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posted on 1996-01-01, 00:00 authored by Engquist, Erding Luo
Abstract: "Standard multigrid methods are not so effective for equations with highly oscillatory coefficients. New coarse grid operators based on homogenized operators are introduced to restore the fast convergence rate of multigrid methods. Finite difference approximations are used for the discretization of the equations. Convergence analysis is based on the homogenization theory. Proofs are given for a two-level multigrid method with the homogenized coarse grid operator for two classes of two dimensional elliptic equations with Dirichlet boundary conditions."


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