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SparseVanka< number > Class Template Reference

#include <deal.II/lac/sparse_vanka.h>

Inheritance diagram for SparseVanka< number >:

Public Types

typedef types::global_dof_index size_type

Public Member Functions

 SparseVanka (const SparseMatrix< number > &M, const std::vector< bool > &selected, const bool conserve_memory=false, const unsigned int n_threads=multithread_info.n_threads())
 ~SparseVanka ()
template<typename number2 >
void vmult (Vector< number2 > &dst, const Vector< number2 > &src) const

Protected Member Functions

template<typename number2 >
void apply_preconditioner (Vector< number2 > &dst, const Vector< number2 > &src, const std::vector< bool > *const dof_mask=0) const
std::size_t memory_consumption () const

Private Member Functions

void compute_inverses ()
void compute_inverses (const size_type begin, const size_type end)
void compute_inverse (const size_type row, std::vector< size_type > &local_indices)

Private Attributes

SmartPointer< const
SparseMatrix< number >
, SparseVanka< number > > 
const bool conserve_mem
const std::vector< bool > & selected
const unsigned int n_threads
std::vector< SmartPointer
< FullMatrix< float >
, SparseVanka< number > > > 


template<typename T >
class SparseBlockVanka

Detailed Description

template<typename number>
class SparseVanka< number >

Point-wise Vanka preconditioning. This class does Vanka preconditioning on a point-wise base. Vanka preconditioners are used for saddle point problems like Stoke's problem or problems arising in optimization where Lagrange multiplier occur and let Netwon's matrix have a zero block. With these matrices the application of Jacobi or Gauss-Seidel methods is impossible, because some diagonal elements are zero in the rows of the Lagrange multiplier. The approach of Vanka is to solve a small (usually indefinite) system of equations for each Langrange multiplie variable (we will also call the pressure in Stokes' equation a Langrange multiplier since it can be interpreted as such).

Objects of this class are constructed by passing a vector of indices of the degrees of freedom of the Lagrange multiplier. In the actual preconditioning method, these rows are traversed in the order in which the appear in the matrix. Since this is a Gau�-Seidel like procedure, remember to have a good ordering in advance (for transport dominated problems, Cuthill-McKee algorithms are a good means for this, if points on the inflow boundary are chosen as starting points for the renumbering).

For each selected degree of freedom, a local system of equations is built by the degree of freedom itself and all other values coupling immediately, i.e. the set of degrees of freedom considered for the local system of equations for degree of freedom i is i itself and all j such that the element (i,j) is a nonzero entry in the sparse matrix under consideration. The elements (j,i) are not considered. We now pick all matrix entries from rows and columns out of the set of degrees of freedom just described out of the global matrix and put it into a local matrix, which is subsequently inverted. This system may be of different size for each degree of freedom, depending for example on the local neighborhood of the respective node on a computational grid.

The right hand side is built up in the same way, i.e. by copying all entries that coupled with the one under present consideration, but it is augmented by all degrees of freedom coupling with the degrees from the set described above (i.e. the DoFs coupling second order to the present one). The reason for this is, that the local problems to be solved shall have Dirichlet boundary conditions on the second order coupling DoFs, so we have to take them into account but eliminate them before actually solving; this elimination is done by the modification of the right hand side, and in the end these degrees of freedom do not occur in the matrix and solution vector any more at all.

This local system is solved and the values are updated into the destination vector.

Remark: the Vanka method is a non-symmetric preconditioning method.

Example of Use

This little example is taken from a program doing parameter optimization. The Lagrange multiplier is the third component of the finite element used. The system is solved by the GMRES method.

// tag the Lagrange multiplier variable
vector<bool> signature(3);
signature[0] = signature[1] = false;
signature[2] = true;
// tag all dofs belonging to the
// Lagrange multiplier
vector<bool> selected_dofs (dof.n_dofs(), false);
DoFTools::extract_dofs(dof, signature, p_select);
// create the Vanka object
SparseVanka<double> vanka (global_matrix, selected_dofs);
// create the solver
Vector<double> > gmres(control,memory,504);
// solve
gmres.solve (global_matrix, solution, right_hand_side,

Implementor's remark

At present, the local matrices are built up such that the degree of freedom associated with the local Lagrange multiplier is the first one. Thus, usually the upper left entry in the local matrix is zero. It is not clear to me (W.B.) whether this might pose some problems in the inversion of the local matrices. Maybe someone would like to check this.

Instantiations for this template are provided for <float> and <double>; others can be generated in application programs (see the section on Template instantiations in the manual).
Guido Kanschat, Wolfgang Bangerth; 1999, 2000

Definition at line 34 of file sparse_vanka.h.

Member Typedef Documentation

template<typename number>
typedef types::global_dof_index SparseVanka< number >::size_type

Declare type for container size.

Definition at line 136 of file sparse_vanka.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

template<typename number>
SparseVanka< number >::SparseVanka ( const SparseMatrix< number > &  M,
const std::vector< bool > &  selected,
const bool  conserve_memory = false,
const unsigned int  n_threads = multithread_info.n_threads() 

Constructor. Gets the matrix for preconditioning and a bit vector with entries true for all rows to be updated. A reference to this vector will be stored, so it must persist longer than the Vanka object. The same is true for the matrix.

The matrix M which is passed here may or may not be the same matrix for which this object shall act as preconditioner. In particular, it is conceivable that the preconditioner is build up for one matrix once, but is used for subsequent steps in a nonlinear process as well, where the matrix changes in each step slightly.

If conserve_mem is false, then the inverses of the local systems are computed now; if the flag is true, then they are computed every time the preconditioner is applied. This saves some memory, but makes preconditioning very slow. Note also, that if the flag is false, then the contents of the matrix M at the time of calling this constructor are used, while if the flag is true, then the values in M at the time of preconditioning are used. This may lead to different results, obviously, of M changes.

The parameter n_threads determines how many threads shall be used in parallel when building the inverses of the diagonal blocks. This parameter is ignored if not in multithreaded mode.

template<typename number>
SparseVanka< number >::~SparseVanka ( )

Destructor. Delete all allocated matrices.

Member Function Documentation

template<typename number>
template<typename number2 >
void SparseVanka< number >::vmult ( Vector< number2 > &  dst,
const Vector< number2 > &  src 
) const

Do the preconditioning. This function takes the residual in src and returns the resulting update vector in dst.

template<typename number>
template<typename number2 >
void SparseVanka< number >::apply_preconditioner ( Vector< number2 > &  dst,
const Vector< number2 > &  src,
const std::vector< bool > *const  dof_mask = 0 
) const

Apply the inverses corresponding to those degrees of freedom that have a true value in dof_mask, to the src vector and move the result into dst. Actually, only values for allowed indices are written to dst, so the application of this function only does what is announced in the general documentation if the given mask sets all values to zero

The reason for providing the mask anyway is that in derived classes we may want to apply the preconditioner to parts of the matrix only, in order to parallelize the application. Then, it is important to only write to some slices of dst, in order to eliminate the dependencies of threads of each other.

If a null pointer is passed instead of a pointer to the dof_mask (as is the default value), then it is assumed that we shall work on all degrees of freedom. This is then equivalent to calling the function with a vector<bool>(n_dofs,true).

The vmult of this class of course calls this function with a null pointer

template<typename number>
std::size_t SparseVanka< number >::memory_consumption ( ) const

Determine an estimate for the memory consumption (in bytes) of this object.

template<typename number>
void SparseVanka< number >::compute_inverses ( )

Compute the inverses of all selected diagonal elements.

template<typename number>
void SparseVanka< number >::compute_inverses ( const size_type  begin,
const size_type  end 

Compute the inverses at positions in the range [begin,end). In non-multithreaded mode, compute_inverses() calls this function with the whole range, but in multithreaded mode, several copies of this function are spawned.

template<typename number>
void SparseVanka< number >::compute_inverse ( const size_type  row,
std::vector< size_type > &  local_indices 

Compute the inverse of the block located at position row. Since the vector is used quite often, it is generated only once in the caller of this function and passed to this function which first clears it. Reusing the vector makes the process significantly faster than in the case where this function re-creates it each time.

Friends And Related Function Documentation

template<typename number>
template<typename T >
friend class SparseBlockVanka

Make the derived class a friend. This seems silly, but is actually necessary, since derived classes can only access non-public members through their this pointer, but not access these members as member functions of other objects of the type of this base class (i.e. like x.f(), where x is an object of the base class, and f one of it's non-public member functions).

Now, in the case of the SparseBlockVanka class, we would like to take the address of a function of the base class in order to call it through the multithreading framework, so the derived class has to be a friend.

Definition at line 278 of file sparse_vanka.h.

Member Data Documentation

template<typename number>
SmartPointer<const SparseMatrix<number>,SparseVanka<number> > SparseVanka< number >::matrix

Pointer to the matrix.

Definition at line 218 of file sparse_vanka.h.

template<typename number>
const bool SparseVanka< number >::conserve_mem

Conserve memory flag.

Definition at line 223 of file sparse_vanka.h.

template<typename number>
const std::vector<bool>& SparseVanka< number >::selected

Indices of those degrees of freedom that we shall work on.

Definition at line 228 of file sparse_vanka.h.

template<typename number>
const unsigned int SparseVanka< number >::n_threads

Number of threads to be used when building the inverses. Only relevant in multithreaded mode.

Definition at line 234 of file sparse_vanka.h.

template<typename number>
std::vector<SmartPointer<FullMatrix<float>,SparseVanka<number> > > SparseVanka< number >::inverses

Array of inverse matrices, one for each degree of freedom. Only those elements will be used that are tagged in selected.

Definition at line 240 of file sparse_vanka.h.

The documentation for this class was generated from the following file: