# Towards a p-robust convergence analysis for Isogeometric Tearing and Interconnecting (IETI) methods

## Dr. Stefan Takacs

**Nov. 26, 2019, 3:30 p.m. S2 054**

Isogeometric Analysis (IgA), as originally proposed, is a spline-based

finite element approach with global geometry function. Since more

complicated domains cannot be represented by just one such geometry

function, the whole domain is usually decomposed into subdomains, in IgA

typically called patches, where each of them is represented by its own

geometry function.

A standard Galerkin discretization yields a large-scale linear system.

For its solution, domain decomposition approaches are the methods of

choice. We consider a variant of the FETI-method with a standard scaled

Dirichlet preconditioner known as the Isogeometric Analysis Tearing and

Interconnecting (IETI) method. We will discuss convergence analysis,

focusing on the dependence of the condition number of the preconditioned

system on the spline degree p.

Previously, a convergence theory has been provided that is accurate

concerning the dependence of the condition number on the grid size.

There, an auxiliary problem with p=1 was introduced. The proof uses the

fact that the stiffness matrices of the original and the auxiliary

problem are spectrally equivalent. The constants in this spectral

equivalence are independent of the grid size but grow exponentially in p.

In this presentation, we will see a direct convergence proof, i.e., a

convergence proof that is solely based on the spline spaces of interest

and that does not use such an auxiliary problem. This allows us to get

rid of the exponential dependence in p. We will discuss the dependence

of all estimates on p.