Analysis of a new dimension-wise splitting iteration with selective relaxation for saddle point problems

Martin J. Gander, Qiang Niu, Yingxiang Xu*

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We propose a new dimension-wise splitting with selective relaxation (DSSR) method for saddle point systems arising from the discretization of the incompressible Navier–Stokes equations. Using Fourier analysis, we determine the optimal choice of the relaxation parameter that leads to the best performance of the iterative method for the Stokes and the steady Oseen equations. We also explore numerically the influence of boundary conditions on the optimal choice of the parameter, the use of inner and outer iterations, and the performance for a lid driven cavity flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-465
Number of pages25
JournalBIT Numerical Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • Optimized relaxation parameter
  • Oseen
  • Splitting iterations
  • Stokes

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