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Similarities Between Implicit Correction Multigrid Method and A-phi Formulation in Electromagnetic Field Analysis

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3 Author(s)
Iwashita, T. ; Acad. Center for Comput. & Media Studies, Kyoto Univ., Kyoto ; Mifune, T. ; Shimasaki, M.

This paper proposes an implicit error correction method that corresponds to the explicit error correction methods, such as Hiptmair's hybrid smoother and the conventional multigrid method. The A-phi method can be seen as the implicit error correction method corresponding to the hybrid smoother. Numerical tests confirm that the A-phi method produces a similar correction effect on the error belonging to the kernel of the discrete curl operator as that of the hybrid smoother. Furthermore, this paper introduces an implicit correction multigrid method, which is the implicit error correction version of the conventional multigrid method. In this method, linear systems on all levels in a multigrid method are combined into a large linear system. This linear system is solved by an iterative solver, and any preconditioning techniques can be used. Numerical tests show that the proposed method involves coarse grid correction effects and achieves a convergence rate independent of the grid-size, thus confirming the effectiveness of the implicit error correction method.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 6 )