Discipline: Mathematics & Statistics
Subcategory: STEM Research
- Morgan State University
Poroelastic models have been widely used in Biomechanics. For example, modeling brain edema and cancellous bones. We aim at solving the Biot model under the MAC Finite Difference discretization and the stabilized finite element discretizations. To solve the resulting saddle point linear systems, some iterative methods are proposed and compared. In these methods, the inner solvers are preconditioners for the generalized saddle point problem. In the preconditioners, the Schur complement approximation is derived by using Fourier analysis approach. Extensive experiments are given to justify the performance of the proposed preconditioners and to compare all the algorithms.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HBCU-UP Research Initiation Award through HRD1700328 and NIH BUILD grants through ASCEND Pilot project
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,