In many multiphysics applications, an ultimate quantity of interest can be written as a linear functional of the solution to the discretized governing nonlinear partial differential equations and finding a sufficiently accurate pointwise solution may be regarded as a step toward that end. In this paper, we derive a posteriori approximate error bounds for linear functionals corresponding to quantities of interest using two kinds of nonlinear preconditioning techniques. Nonlinear preconditioning, such as the inexact Newton with backtracking and nonlinear elimination algorithm and the multiplicative Schwarz preconditioned inexact Newton algorithm, may be effective in improving global convergence for Newton's method. It may prevent stagnation of the nonlinear residual norm and reduce the number of solutions of large ill-conditioned linear systems involving a global Jacobian required at each nonlinear iteration. We illustrate the effectiveness of the new bounds using canonical nonlinear PDE models: a flame sheet model and a nonlinear coupled lid-driven cavity problem.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing|
|State||Published - Jul 15 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics