The Application of Domain Decomposition to Time-Domain Computations of Nonlinear Water Waves with a Panel Method

P.C.A. de Haas, P.J. Zandbergen

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In this paper an iterative domain decomposition method for the solution of Laplace's equation is described and its effectiveness in time-domain computations of nonlinear water waves with a panel method is investigated. An important aspect of these computations is the varying shape of the free surface. The convergence of the iterative method is fast and leads to a speedup of the computations in the aforementioned application. The domain decomposition method gives a considerable reduction of memory requirements. Furthermore, it lends itself naturally for parallel computing.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)332-344
JournalJournal of computational physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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