Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 643–650 | Cite as

Parallel finite element algorithm based on full domain partition for stationary Stokes equations

  • Yue-qiang Shang (尚月强)
  • Yin-nian He (何银年)Email author


Based on the full domain partition, a parallel finite element algorithm for the stationary Stokes equations is proposed and analyzed. In this algorithm, each subproblem is defined in the entire domain. Majority of the degrees of freedom are associated with the relevant subdomain. Therefore, it can be solved in parallel with other subproblems using an existing sequential solver without extensive recoding. This allows the algorithm to be implemented easily with low communication costs. Numerical results are given showing the high efficiency of the parallel algorithm.

Key words

Stokes equations finite element parallel algorithm full domain partition 

Chinese Library Classification

O246 O242.21 

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification

65N55 65Y05 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yue-qiang Shang (尚月强)
    • 1
  • Yin-nian He (何银年)
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Computer ScienceGuizhou Normal UniversityGuiyangP. R. China
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anP. R. China

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