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Volume 6, Number 10 (approximately October 31, 1996)

Today's topics:

     Paper by Dendy and Tchelepi
     Paper by Loetzbeyer and Ruede
     Position at University of Kentucky
     New Bib Entry (Pavarino)
     New Bib Entry (Zhu)
     Some of the new entries in the bibliography
     3rd IMACS Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation Symposium
     Conference on Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation


Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 13:55:18 -0600
From: (Joel E Dendy)
Subject: Paper by Dendy and Tchelepi

                 Multigrid Applied to Implicit Well Problems

                              Joel E. Dendy, Jr.
                             Theoretical Division
                        Los Alamos National Laboratory
                         Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545

                                Hamdi Tchelepi
                        Chevron Oil Field Research Co.
                       P. O. Box 446 La Habra, CA 90631


This paper discusses the application of multigrid techniques to the solution
of implicit well equations, which arise in the numerical simulation of oil
reservoirs.  The emphasis is on technqiues which can exploit parallel

    Editor's Note: in mgnet/papers/Dendy-Tchelepi/ and
    -------------                             .../


Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 15:49:34 +0100 (MET)
From: Ulrich.Ruede@Math.Uni-Augsburg.DE (Ulrich Ruede)
Subject: Paper by Loetzbeyer and Ruede

Patch-Adaptive Multilevel Iteration

H. Loetzbeyer
Institutf ur Informatik
Technische Universitat Munchen
D-80290 Munchen

U. Ruede

Institut fur Mathematik
Universitat Augsburg
D-86135 Augsburg


The multilevel adaptive iteration is an attempt to improve both the robustness
and efficiency of iterative sparse system solvers.  Unlike in most other
iterative methods, the order of processing and sequence of operations is not
determined a priori.  The method consists of a relaxation scheme with an
active set strategy and can be viewed as an efficient implementation of the
Gauss-Southwell relaxation.  With this strategy, computational work is focused
on where it can efficiently improve the solution quality.  To obtain full
efficiency, the algorithm must be used on a multilevel structure.  This
algorithm is then closely related to multigrid or multilevel preconditioning
algorithms, and can be shown to have asymptotically optimal convergence.  In
this paper the focus is on a variant that uses data structures with a locally
uniform grid refinement.  The resulting grid system consists of a collection
of patches where each patch is a uniform rectangular grid and where adaptive
refinement is accomplished by arranging the patches flexibly in space.  This
construction permits improved implementations that better exploit high
performance computer designs.  This will be demonstrated by numerical

AMS subject classification:  65N55, 65N50.

Key words:  Multigrid, domain decomposition, adaptive, iterative methods.

    Editor's Note: in mgnet/papers/Loetzbeyer-Ruede/


Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 12:19:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Peter Hislop 
Subject: Position at University of Kentucky

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky invites
applications for at least one tenure-track Assistant Professorship to begin in
Fall 1997 (subject to budgetary approval.) We are interested in applicants in
the areas of numerical analysis and algebra/number theory.  However,
applications in other areas are also welcome.  We are especially interested in
applications from women and minority groups.  Using the AMS application cover
sheet (if possible), applicants should submit a vita, a description of
research and future plans, evidence of effective teaching, and arrange to have
at least three letters of recommendation sent to:  Chair of the Recruiting
Committee, Department of Mathematics, 715 POT, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40506-0027.  The deadline for submission of applications is 31
January 1997.  We expect to begin evaluating applications 1 December 1996.

    Editor's Note: I hear they are looking for someone with a background in
    -------------  finite elements/volumes, multigrid, domain decomposition,
                   and possibly parallel computing to work with a well known
                   multigrid person who is moving there in January...


Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 14:07:36 +0100
From: (Luca Pavarino)
Subject: New Bib Entry (Pavarino)

Could you please add the following new paper of mine to the MGnet BibTex
database? Thank you very much.

  author =      "L. F. Pavarino and O. B. Widlund",
  title =       "A polylogarithmic bound for an iterative substructuring
                 method for spectral elements in three dimensions",
  journal =     "SIAM J. Numer. Anal."
  volume =      "33",
  number =      "4",
  year =        "1996",
  pages =       "1303--1335",


Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 23:21:09 -0400
From: Jun Zhang 
Subject: New Bib Entry (Zhu)

Here is an entry for the MGNet bib.

  author =      "J. Zhang",
  title =       "Acceleration of five-point red-black {G}auss-{S}eidel
                 in multigrid for two dimensional {P}oisson equation",
  journal=      "Appl. Math. Comput.",
  volume =      "80",
  year =        "1996",
  pages  =      "73--93",


Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1995 16:42:59 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: Some of the new entries in the bibliography

Here are some recent new entries.  As usual, please send additions and

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          (1992), pp. 311-319.
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          lems in two dimensions, Paral. Alg. Appl., 9 (1996), pp. 195-
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          serial and parallel computers, ZAMM, 76 (1996), pp. 139-
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          for an iterative substructuring method for spectral elements
          in  three  dimensions,  SIAM  J.  Numer.  Anal.,  33  (1996),
          pp. 1303-1335.
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          in multigrid for two dimensional Poisson equation,  Appl.
          Math. Comput., 80 (1996), pp. 73-93.


Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 17:22:44 -0500 (CDT)
From: Junping Wang 
Subject: 3rd IMACS Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation Symposium

                           Call for Papers for the

               Third IMACS International Symposium on Iterative
                      Methods in Scientific Computation
                          Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

                               July 9-12, 1997


Conference Location:   ****** NEW ******

        * Sojourner Inn, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Conference Organizers:

        * ISC (Institute for Scientific Computation), University of Wyoming
        * IMACS Technical Committee on Computational Linear Algebra

Local Organizing Committee:

        * Junping Wang, Chair
        * Myron Allen, Benito Chen, Tarek Mathew

International Program Committee:

          O. Axelsson, L. Badea, R. Beauwens, C. Brezinski,
          F. Brezzi, T. Chan, J. Douglas, Jr., M. Fortin,
          W. Hackbusch, J.-P. Hennart, R. Lazarov, P.-L. Lions,
          J. Mandel, T. Manteuffel, S. Nepomnyaschikh, C.-W. Shu,
          R. Stenberg, R. Verfuerth, V. Thomee, P. Vassilevski,
          O. Widlund, J. Xu, N. Yan, H. Yserentant

Conference Themes:

     Numerical Linear Algebra:

        - Iterative and preconditioning methods
        - Eigenvalue problems,
        - Parallelization techniques
        - Software developments
        - Finite arithmetics.

     Numerical Methods for PDEs:

        - Discretization techniques including finite element, finite
          difference, finite volume, and spectral methods
        - Error estimates and stability analysis
        - Adaptive gridding
        - Domain decomposition techniques
        - Multilevel preconditioning methods
        - Monte-Carlo methods
        - Iterative methods for free and moving boundary problems
        - Iterative schemes for systems of nonlinear equations.

     Numerical Simulations and Applications:

        - Fluid flow in porous media
        - Computational problems in material sciences and geomechanics
        - Computational methods in mathematical finance

Conference Deadlines:

        - Early registration     April 1, 1997
        - Abstract               April 1, 1997
        - IMACS Proceedings      August 1, 1997
        - Hotel Reservation      May 25, 1997 


        The conference will include both contributed talks and invited
        sessions. For submitted  papers, authors are required to submit 
        an abstract no later than April 1, 1997. Abstracts can be submitted
        via e-mail to or via regular mail to the 
        conference organizer at

                Department of Mathematics
                University of Wyoming
                Laramie, Wyoming 82071

        Abstract acceptance will be made on May 15, 1997.


        Papers based on the contributions to the conference will be
        reviewed and published in a new IMACS publication series 
        entitled "Lecture Notes in Computational and Applied Mathematics."
        The deadline for submission of a camera ready paper is August 1, 
        1997 after the conference. Papers can be submitted to

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         with some of the surrounding mountains attaining heights of
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         In addition, Jackson Hole boasts a fascinating array of art
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         performs in the summer, featuring musicians from all over the world.
Transportation to the Jackson Hole Area:

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        are flights to the Jackson Airport from most of the major cities 
        around the world. Please make your airline reservation destination
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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 14:44:45 GMT
From: Chaoqun Liu 
Subject: Conference on Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation


                         August 4-8, 1997
             Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, USA
I am pleased to announce that the FIRST AFOSR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
DNS/LES (FAICDL), sponsored by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research
(AFOSR), will be hosted by Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, USA
on August 4-8, 1997.

As computers become more powerful, direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large
eddy simulation (LES) become more and more important and viable for the
prediction and control of transitional and turbulent flows on complex
configurations.  The conference encourages participants to present all topics
related to DNS and LES which include:

. DNS/LES toward understanding fundamental flow physics
. DNS/LES for complex flows
. DNS/LES for flow transition
. DNS/LES for fully developed turbulent flow
. DNS/LES for aeroacoustics
. DNS/LES for heat transfer applications
. DNS/LES for combustion applications
. LES for for atmospheric boundary layers
. DNS/LES for engineering applications 
. DNS/LES for transition and turbulence modeling
. Development on filter and subgrid model for LES
. Boundary condition treatment for DNS/LES
. Numerical algorithm developments for DNS/LES
. Parallel computation implementations/applications for DNS/LES 

The organizers encourage scientists, engineers, and graduate students in the
DNS and LES community from all continents to present their reviews,
state-of-the-art technique, and/or numerical results as well as to discuss the
future development of DNS and LES.  The conference is open to any individual
and organizations.

A number of leading researchers from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America
have accepted invitations to serve as scientific committee members and/or give
invited lectures.

A few fellowships for supporting graduate students to attend the conference
will be provided by the US AFOSR and are open for application now.
Applications should be sent to Dr. Chaoqun Liu for consideration.

The scientific committee includes:

        Chaoqun Liu, Chair  (Louisiana Tech )
        Len Sakell, Co-Chair (Air Force Office of Scientific Research)
        Joe Shang (Wright-Patterson AFB)
        Craig Streett ( NASA Langley Research Center)
        Ronald Joslin ( NASA Langley Research Center)
        Lou Povinelli ( NASA Lewis Research Center)
        Nagi Mansour  ( NASA Ames Research Center)
        Thorwald  Herbert (Ohio State University)
        Ugo Piomelli (University of Maryland)
        George Karniadakis (Brown University)
        Hermann Fasel (University of Arizona)
        Doyle D. Knight (Rutgers University )
        Kenneth Jansen (RPI)
        Helen Reed (Arizona State University)
        Marcel Lesieur (France)
        Arne Johansson (Sweden)
        Reda Mankbadi (Egypt)
        Frans Nieuwstadt (Netherlands)
        Yutaka MIYAKE (Japan)
        Zhaoshun Zhang (China)
        San-Yih Lin (ChengKung University )
        Jeff Chasnov (Hong Kong)

The local organizing committee includes:

        Weizhong Dai
        Richard Greechie
        Chaoqun Liu
        Zhining Liu, Chair
        Janet Mayfield, Conference Coordinator
        Margaret Maxfield
        Raja Nassar

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS:  The conference proceedings will be formally published
by a scientific publisher.  The deadline for the extended abstract (2-3 pages)
is March 1, 1997, the acceptance notice will be sent out before May 1, 1997,
and the deadline for the camera-ready paper is June 15, 1997.  It should be
presented subject to these conditions:  8.5"x11", 11pt., single-column format,
single space with a right, left, top, and bottom margin of 1", no more than 8
pages for regular speakers and 12 pages for invited speakers, which has not
been previously published.

Authors are encouraged to send their papers with LaTex or PS format by email .
Persons who wish to contribute a paper for consideration at the conference
should send an extended abstract with a short vita no later than March 1, 1997

Prof. Chaoqun Liu 
FAICDL Chairman
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3189
Ruston, LA 71272-0001, USA

We suggest that non-US residents needing a visa to enter the US send their
papers as early as possible; this will allow us to review their papers in a
timely manner and issue an invitation letter which will expedite the
application for a visa.
If you are interested in this conference, please fill out the attached form
and email it back to or send it by regular post to:
Prof. Chaoqun Liu 
FAICDL Chairman
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3189
Ruston, LA 71272-0001, USA
Tel : (318) 257-2257
Fax : (318) 257-3935
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