A domain imbedding method where the Dirichlet boundary conditions are treated using boundary supported Lagrange multipliers isconsidered. The discretization leads to a saddle-point problem which is solved iteratively by using either the PMINRES method with a block-diagonal preconditioner or the PCG method in an Uzawa type approach. In both cases, the preconditioning of the Schur complement related to Lagrange multipliers is based on a special sparse implementationof BPX/MDS method. The developed preconditioning technique is well-suited even for three-dimensional problems in domains with complicated shapes. Several numerical experiments for two-dimensional and three-dimensional problems demonstrate the efflciency and the applicability of the proposed method.
Key words. domain imbedding method, Lagrange multipliers, multilevel methods, preconditioning
AMS subject classifications. 65F10, 65N22, 65N55