A two-grid preconditioner with an adaptive coarse space for flow simulations in highly heterogeneous media
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AbstractIn this paper, we consider flow simulation in highly heterogeneous media that has many practical applications in industry. To enhance mass conservation, we write the elliptic problem in a mixed formulation and introduce a robust two-grid preconditioner to seek the solution. We first need to transform the indefinite saddle problem to a positive definite problem by preprocessing steps. The preconditioner consists of a local smoother and a coarse preconditioner. For the coarse preconditioner, we design an adaptive spectral coarse space motivated by the GMsFEM (Generalized Multiscale Finite Element Method). We test our preconditioner for both Darcy flow and two phase flow and transport simulation in highly heterogeneous porous media. Numerical results show that the proposed preconditioner is highly robust and efficient.
All Author(s) ListYanfang Yang, Shubin Fu, Eric T. Chung
Journal nameJOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS
Year2019
Month8
Day15
Volume Number391
Pages1 - 13
ISSN1090-2716
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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