A comparative study of scalable multilevel preconditioners for cardiac mechanics

  title={A comparative study of scalable multilevel preconditioners for cardiac mechanics},
  author={Nicolas A. Barnafi and Luca F. Pavarino and Simone Scacchi},
In this work, we provide a performance comparison between the Balancing Domain Decomposition by Constraints (BDDC) and the Algebraic Multigrid (AMG) preconditioners for cardiac mechanics on both structured and unstructured finite element meshes. The mechanical behavior of myocardium can be described by the equations of three-dimensional finite elasticity, which are discretized by finite elements in space and yield the solution of a large scale nonlinear algebraic system. This problem is solved by… 



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  • S. LandV. Gurev S. Niederer
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2015
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