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Convergence analysis of BDDC preconditioners for hybrid DG discretizations of the cardiac cell-by-cell model

  • A Balancing Domain Decomposition by Constraints (BDDC) preconditioner is constructed and analyzed for the solution of hybrid Discontinuous Galerkin discretizations of reaction-diffusion systems of ordinary and partial differential equations arising in cardiac cell-by-cell models. The latter are different from the classical Bidomain and Monodomain cardiac models based on homogenized descriptions of the cardiac tissue at the macroscopic level, and therefore they allow the representation of individual cardiac cells, cell aggregates, damaged tissues and nonuniform distributions of ion channels on the cell membrane. The resulting discrete cell-by-cell models have discontinuous global solutions across the cell boundaries, hence the proposed BDDC preconditioner is based on appropriate dual and primal spaces with additional constraints which transfer information between cells (subdomains) without influencing the overall discontinuity of the global solution. A scalable convergence rate bound is proved for the resulting BDDC cell-by-cell preconditioned operator, while numerical tests validate this bound and investigate its dependence on the discretization parameters.
Author:Ngoc HuynhORCiD, Fatemeh Chegini, Luca PavarinoORCiD, Martin WeiserORCiD, Simone Scacchi
Document Type:Article
Parent Title (English):SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
First Page:A2836
Last Page:A2857
Year of first publication:2023
ArXiv Id:http://arxiv.org/abs/2212.12295
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