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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2014, Article ID 859424, 8 pages
Research Article

A BDDC Preconditioner for the Rotated FEM for Elliptic Problems with Discontinuous Coefficients

School of Sciences, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210046, China

Received 30 May 2013; Accepted 1 December 2013; Published 16 January 2014

Academic Editor: K. S. Govinder

Copyright © 2014 Yaqin Jiang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We propose a BDDC preconditioner for the rotated finite element method for second order elliptic equations with piecewise but discontinuous coefficients. In the framework of the standard additive Schwarz methods, we describe this method by a complete variational form. We show that our method has a quasioptimal convergence behavior; that is, the condition number of the preconditioned problem is independent of the jumps of the coefficients and depends only logarithmically on the ratio between the subdomain size and the mesh size. Numerical experiments are presented to confirm our theoretical analysis.