Domain Decompostion Methods for Stokes Equations

Series: 
Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 13:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 255
,  
NSF
Organizer: 
This talk will first review domain decomposition methods for second order elliptic equations, which should be accessible to graduate students. The second part of the talk will deal with possible extensions to the Stokes equation when discretized by finite element methods. In particular, we shall point out the difficulties in such a generalization, and then discuss ways to overcome the difficulties.