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Volume 7, Number 8 (approximately August 31, 1997)

Today's topics:

     Yale Update
     Information Requested
     Preprint Available (Y. Saad and J. Zhang)
     Bibliography Update (R. E. Bank)
     Some Papers (Z. Cai et al)
     Graduate Research Assistant Positions at Los Alamos
     Postdoctoral Positions at Los Alamos
     Contents, East-West Journal of Numerical Mathematics
     Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

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Date: Sun, 31 Aug 1997 08:31:00 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: Yale Update

The situation at Yale is still in flux.  The web pointer that most of you use
at Yale is pointing to the wrong machine.  Until this is fixed (probably in
early September after the facility staff returns from their August vacations),
please use one of the other sites, e.g.,

    http://www.ccs.uky.edu/mgnet

The incoming directory on casper.cs.yale.edu has been disabled temporarily.
Please send me e-mail directly if you want to put something on MGNet.

My apologies for the confusion.

Craig

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Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 15:27:35 -0500 (GMT)
From: computational structural dynamics 
Subject: Information Requested

We are working in the area of adaptive refinement of finite element meshes for
structural engineering problems.  In this connection, we have visited your
home page and it was very helpful.

However, we are further interested to know about a public domain software for
multigrid methods in solution of eigenvalue/eigenvector problems.  We have
some research papers on this topic but we will be interested to know about
some public domain software.  Please let us know.

Thanking you,
Regards

J. Rajasankar

Scientist,                             ||   Tel: (0091)-44-2350130 
Computational Structural Dynamics Group|| Grams: SERCENTER, Chennai
Structural Engineering Research Centre,||   Fax: (0091)-44-2350508
CSIR Campus, Taramani,                 || Telex: 041-8906 CSIR IN
Chennai - 600 113,                     || Email: csdA@cssercm.ren.nic.in
INDIA.                                 ||        sercm@sirnetm.ernet.in

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Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 21:52:55 -0500 (CDT)
From: JUN ZHANG 
Subject: Preprint Available (Y. Saad and J. Zhang)

          BILUM: Block Versions of Multi-Elimination and Multi-Level
             ILU Preconditioner for General Sparse Linear Systems

                          Yousef Saad and Jun Zhang

                Department of Computer Science and Engineering
                           University of Minnesota
                 200 Union Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

                                   ABSTRACT

We introduce block versions of the multi-elimination incomplete LU (ILUM)
factorization preconditioning technique for solving general sparse
unstructured linear systems.  These preconditioners have a multi-level
structure and exhibit properties that are typically enjoyed by multigrid
methods.  Several heuristic strategies for forming blocks of independent set
are introduced and their relative merits are discussed.  Advantages of block
ILUM over point ILUM include increased robustness and efficiency.  We compare
several versions of the block ILUM, point ILUM and the dual-threshold-based
ILUT preconditioners.  In particular, the ILUM preconditioned Krylov subspace
solver is tested for some convection-diffusion problems to show convergence
that is near Reynolds number independent and near grid independent.

Postscript file of the above preprint may be downloaded from either author's
web page at:

  http://www.cs.umn.edu/~saad  or  http://www.cs.umn.edu/~jzhang

For those who do not have access to web facility, send an e-mail to
jzhang@cs.umn.edu for a postscript file or a hard copy.

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Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 10:04:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Randolph E. Bank" 
Subject: Bibliography Update (R. E. Bank)

I have attached a bibtex file with some manuscripts that dont yet appear in the
mgnet.bib file. some citations are incomplete at the moment.

Randy

ps: the .ps.Z files (I know .gz is better but people complain...) are on my
homepage http://wmath.ucsd.edu/scicomp/reb/reb.html

article{ A67,
  author="Randolph E. Bank and R. Kent Smith",
  title="Mesh Smoothing Using A Posteriori Error Estimates",
  journal="SIAM J. Numerical Analysis",
  volume="34",
  pages="979-997",
  year="1997"
}

@incollection{ A73,
  author="Randolph E. Bank and Sabine Gutsch",
  title="Hierarchical Basis for the Convection-Diffusion Equation on
        Unstructured Meshes",
  booktitle="Ninth International Symposium on Domain Decomposition Methods
        for Partial Differential Equations (P.~Bj{\o}rstad,
        M.~Espedal and D.~Keyes, eds.)",
  publisher="J. Wiley and Sons, New York",
  pages="       ",
  year="to appear"
}

@article{ A74,
  author="Randolph E. Bank",
  title="A Simple Analysis of Some A Posteriori Error Estimates",
  journal="Applied Numerical Mathematics",
  volume="  ",
  pages="    ",
  year="to appear"
}

@incollection{ A75,
  author="Randolph E. Bank and Jacques P\'eriaux",
  title="Adaptive Algorithms and A Posteriori Error Estimates on
        Partitioned Meshes",
  booktitle="Computational Science in the $21^{st}$ Century 
        (J.~P\'eriaux, ed.)",
  publisher="J.~Wiley, New  York",
  pages="      ",
  year="1997"
}

@incollection{ A76,
  author="Randolph E. Bank and Sabine Gutsch",
  title="The Generalized Hierarchical Basis Two-Level Method for the
        Convection-Diffusion Equation on a Regular Grid",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the Fifth European Multigrid Conference
        (G.~Wittum, ed.)",
  publisher="Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg",
  pages="       ",
  year="to appear"
}   

@article{ A77,
  author="Randolph E. Bank and R. Kent Smith",
  title="The Incomplete Factorization Multigraph Algorithm",
  journal="SIAM J. on Scientific Computing",
  volume="  ",
  pages="       ",
  year="submitted"
}
  
@article{ A78,
  author="Randolph E. Bank and Christian Wagner",
  title="Multilevel {ILU} Decomopsition",
  journal="Numerische Mathematik", 
  volume="  ",
  pages="       ",
  year="submitted"
}
        
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Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 17:19:04 -0500 (EST)
From: Zhiqiang Cai 
Subject: Some Papers (Z. Cai et al)

    Editor's Note: These will appear in the mgnet/papers area shortly.
    -------------

Zhiqiang Cai and Jim Douglas, Jr.
Stabilized Finite Element Method with Fast Iterative Solution
Algorithms for the Stokes Problem

Abstract:  This paper studies a new absolutely stabilized formulation for the
Stokes problem that is a modification of that by Douglas and Wang.  It is
shown that the bilinear form is elliptic and continuous with respect to the
$H^1$-norm for the velocity and the $L^2$-norm for the pressure.  Optimal
error estimates of the finite element approximation of both the velocity and
pressure in $L^2$ are established, as well as one in $H^1$ for the velocity.
The formulation is nonsymmetric.  We then introduce two symmetrized forms
which retain ellipticity and continuity with respect to the same norm; hence,
the preconditioned conjugate gradient method and other existing iterative
approaches can be applied with a uniform convergence rate in the number of
unknowns.  Also, modifications of other stabilized finite element methods are
considered.



Z. Cai, R. Parashkevov, T. Russell, and X. Ye
Domain decomposition for a mixed finite element method in three
dimensions

Abstract:  We consider the solution of the discrete linear system resulting
from a mixed finite element discretization applied to a second-order elliptic
boundary value problem in three dimensions.  Based on a decomposition of the
velocity space, these equations can be reduced to a discrete elliptic problem
by eliminating the pressure through the use of substructures of the domain.
The practicality of the reduction relies on a local basis, presented here, for
the divergence-free subspace of the velocity space.  We consider additive and
multiplicative domain decomposition methods for solving the reduced elliptic
problem, and their uniform convergence is established.



Z. Cai, T. Manteuffel, S. McCormick, and S. Parter
First-Order System Least Squares (FOSLS)
for Planar Linear Elasticity: Pure Traction

Abstract:  This paper develops two first-order system least-squares (FOSLS)
approaches for the solution of the pure traction problem in planar linear
elasticity.  Both are {\it two-stage} algorithms that first solve for the
gradients of displacement (which immediately yield deformation and stress),
then for the displacement itself (if desired).  One approach, which uses $L^2$
norms to define the FOSLS functional, is shown under certain $H^2$ regularity
assumptions to admit {\it optimal $H^1$-like performance} for standard finite
element discretization and standard multigrid solution methods that is {\it
uniform in the Poisson ratio for all variables}.  The second approach, which
is based on $H^{-1}$ norms, is shown under general assumptions to admit
optimal uniform performance for displacement flux in an $L^2$ norm and for
displacement in an $H^1$ norm.  These methods do not degrade as other methods
generally do when the material properties approach the incompressible limit.


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From: Mike DeLong 
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 14:58:42 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Graduate Research Assistant Positions at Los Alamos

                  Graduate Research Assistant Positions
                    Los Alamos National Laboratory
           (PARALLEL COMPUTATION AND NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA)
 
The Scientific Computing Group (CIC-19) at Los Alamos National Laboratory
is currently seeking highly motivated graduate students to participate in
the Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) program.  Graduates with experience
in any or all of the following categories are encouraged to apply:
 
     Parallel Computer Programming
     Parallel Software Engineering and Library Development
     Numerical Linear Algebra
     Iterative Linear Equation Solvers
     Multigrid Methods

Experience with Fortran 90, HPF and MPI on parallel machines such as the
Cray T3E, IBM SP-2, SGI/Cray Origin 2000 and workstation clusters is
desirable.  Experience with iterative linear solver methods such as
conjugate gradient methods, incomplete Cholesky preconditioners and
multigrid methods is also desirable.

Eligibility for the GRA program is limited to applicants who have
completed a bachelors degree by date of hire, have been admitted to or
have active status in a graduate program at a college or university.
Students that have completed a Masters degree and have not yet been
accepted into another graduate program may be eligible for the Post
Masters program and are also encouraged to apply.

Appointments are for 90 days up to one year.  Salary ranges from $29,000
to $41,000, depending on the number of years of graduate school
completed.
 
Applications must be received as soon as possible to be given fullest
consideration.  Interested individuals are encouraged to send a copy of
their resume by electronic mail, fax, or U.S. mail to:
 
     Mike DeLong
     Los Alamos National Laboratory
     Group CIC-19, MS B256
     Los Alamos, NM  87545
 
     EMAIL:  delong@lanl.gov
     FAX:    (505) 667-1126

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer.

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From: Bill Rider  
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 15:23:50 -0600
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Los Alamos

                  Post Doctoral Fellowship Positions
                    Los Alamos National Laboratory
              Nonlinear Methods in Computational Physics 
 
The Hydrodynamics Methods Group (X-HM) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is
currently seeking highly motivated Ph.D. graduates to participate in
the Post Doctoral Fellowship program.  Graduates with experience in any
or all of the following categories are encouraged to apply:
 
     Computational Fluid Dynamics
     Computational Astrophysics
     Computational Radiation Transport
     Computational Plasma Physics
     Iterative Linear Equation Solvers
     Multigrid or Multilevel Methods
     Solution Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Experience with implicit methods for the solution of nonlinear
systems of partial differential equations is desirable.
xperience with iterative linear solver methods such as preconditioned
Krylov methods or multigrid methods is also desirable.

                     and/or
                
Experience in the development and use of modern numerical methods
for the computation of shock-, magneto- or radiation hydrodynamics. 
Experience with methods using Riemann solvers, interface or front
tracking or adaptive mesh refinement is also desirable.   

A Ph.D. completed within the last three years or soon to be completed is
required.  Appointments have a duration of two years, with the possibility
of extension for a third year.
 
To receive fullest consideration for all fellowship possibilities, we must
receive your application as soon as possible.  Interested individuals are
encouraged to send a copy of their resume by e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail to:
 
     William J. Rider
     Los Alamos National Laboratory
     Group X-HM, Mail Stop F663
     Los Alamos, NM  87545
 
     EMAIL:  wjr@lanl.gov
     FAX:    505-667-3726
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal-opportunity employer.

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From: Technical Group 
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 19:28:53 +0400 (MSD)
Subject: Contents, East-West Journal of Numerical Mathematics

Contents
EAST-WEST JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS
   Vol.5, No.1, 1-66 (March 1997)

Algebraic multilevel preconditioners for perturbed finite 
element matrices
O.Axelsson and Yu.Hakopian                

A cascadic multigrid algorithm in the finite element method
for the plane elasticity problem
L.V.Gilyova and V.V.Shaidurov            

Error analysis of a finite element realization of a fictitious
domain/domain decomposition method for elliptic problems
V.Girault, R.Glowinski, and H.Lopez                    

Numerical method for a free surface flow on the basis of the 
fictitious domain method
H.Kawarada and H.Suito                    

Contents
EAST-WEST JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS
  Vol.5, No.2,  67-144 (June 1997)

A domain decomposition method for biharmonic problems
B.Achchab, A.Agouzal, and Z.Mghazli     

An iterative substructuring method for elliptic mortar finite 
element problems with a new coarse space
M.Dryja                    

Finite-dimensional approximation in a multivalued problem 
with p-Laplacian
P.Jebelean                 

A comparative study of nonlinear Galerkin finite element methods
for one-dimensional dissipative evolution problems
G.Nabh and R.Rannacher                   

    Editor's Note: Does anyone have page numbers for the multigrid or domain
    -------------  decomposition entries?

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From: Maya Neytcheva 
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 12:47:24 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

CONTENTS
Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 4, Issue 1, 1997

Newton's Method for a Generalized Inverse Eigenvalue Problem
Hua Dai and Peter Lancaster (pp. 1-21)

Lanczos Type Methods for Continuation Problems
C.-S. Chien, Z.-L. Weng and C.-L. Shen (pp. 23-41)

Deflated and Augmented Krylov Subspace Techniques
Andrew Chapman and Yousef Saad (pp. 43-66)

CONTENTS
Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 4, Issue 2, 1997

Asymptotic Convergence of Conjugate Gradient Methods for the Partial
Symmetric Eigenproblem
L. Bergamaschi, G. Gambolati and G. Pini (pp. 69-84)

Downwind Gauss-Seidel Smoothing for Convection Dominated Problems
W. Hackbusch and Th. Probst (pp. 85-102)

Stabilizing the Hierarchical Basis by Approximate Wavelets, I: Theory
Panayot Vassilevski and Junping Wang (pp. 103-126)

CONTENTS
Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 4, Issue 3, 1997; Special issue on Plasticity

Inexact Newton Solvers in Plasticity: Theory and Experiments
Owe Axelsson, Radim Blaheta and Roman Kohut (pp. 131-152)

Parallel Adaptive Multigrid Methods in Plane Linear Elasticity Problems
Peter Bastian, Knut Eckstein and Stefan Lang (pp. 153-176)

Domain Decomposition for a Non-Smooth Convex Minimization Problem
its Application to Plasticity
Carsten Carstensen (pp. 177-190)

Numerical Approximation of Problems in Plasticity:
Error analysis and Solution Algorithms
W. Han, S. Jensen and B. Daya Reddy (pp. 191-204)

A Modern Approach to the Solution of Problems of Classic
Elastoplasticity on Parallel Computers
Arnd Meyer and Detlef Michael (pp. 205-221)

Application of a Parallel Algebraic Multigrid Method for the Solution
of Elasto-Plastic Shell Problems
S. Meynen, A. Boersma and P.Wriggers (pp. 223-238)

Iterative Strategies for Solving Systems of Linear Algebraic Equation
Arising in 3D BE-FE Analyses of Tunnel-Driving
H.-J. Payer and H.A. Mang (pp. 239-268)

CONTENTS
Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 4, Issue 4, 1997

Matrix-Free Iterative Solution Strategies for Large Dense Linear Systems
S.A. Goreinov, E.E. Tyrtyshnikov and A.Yu. Yeremin (pp. 273-294)

Accuracy of Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization and Householder Transformation
for the Solution of Linear Least Squares Problems
W. Longley and Roger D. Longley (pp. 295-303)

Alternatives for Parallel Krylov Subspace Basis Computations
Roger B. Sidje  (pp. 305-331)

Operator Trigonometry of Iterative Methods
Karl Gustafson (pp. 333-347)

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