A partial proof of the convergence of the block-ADI preconditioner

  • Ma, Sang-Back (Department of Computer Science, Hanyang University)
  • Published : 1996.04.01


There is currently a regain of interest in ADI (Alternating Direction Implicit) method as a preconditioner for iterative Method for solving large sparse linear systems, because of its suitability for parallel computation. However the classical ADI is not applicable to FE(Finite Element) matrices. In this paper wer propose a Block-ADI method, which is applicable to Finite Element metrices. The new approach is a combination of classical ADI method and domain decompositi on. Also, we provide a partial proof of the convergence based on the results from the regular splittings, in case the discretization metrix is symmetric positive definite.