Parallel implementation of the FETI-DPEM algorithm for general 3D EM simulations

Yu Jia Li, Jian Ming Jin

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A parallel implementation of the electromagnetic dual-primal finite element tearing and interconnecting algorithm (FETI-DPEM) is designed for general three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic large-scale simulations. As a domain decomposition implementation of the finite element method, the FETI-DPEM algorithm provides fully decoupled subdomain problems and an excellent numerical scalability, and thus is well suited for parallel computation. The parallel implementation of the FETI-DPEM algorithm on a distributed-memory system using the message passing interface (MPI) is discussed in detail along with a few practical guidelines obtained from numerical experiments. Numerical examples are provided to demonstrate the efficiency of the parallel implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3255-3267
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 20 2009


  • Domain decomposition method (DDM)
  • Dual-primal method
  • Finite element tearing and interconnecting (FETI)
  • Parallel computation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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