Robust approximation error estimates and multigrid solvers for isogeometric multi-patch discretizations

Dr. Stefan Takacs

Oct. 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m. S2 416-1

In recent publications, the author and his coworkers have shown robust approximation error estimates for B-splines of maximum smoothness and have proposed multigrid methods based on them. These methods allow to solve the linear system arizing from the discretization of a partial differential equation in Isogeometric Analysis in a single-patch setting with convergence rates that are provably robust both in the grid size and the spline degree. In real-world problems, the computational domain cannot be nicely represented by just one patch. In computer aided design, such domains are typically represented as a union of multiple patches. In the presented paper, we extend the approximation error estimates and the multigrid solver to this multi-patch case.