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Sets the scalar value nu >= 0 in the transformation H = A00 + nu*A01*A01' of the (1,1) block in the Golub-Kahan bidiagonalization preconditioner.


#include "petscpc.h" 
PetscErrorCode PCFieldSplitSetGKBNu(PC pc,PetscReal nu)
Collective on PC


This shift is in general done to obtain better convergence properties for the outer loop of the algorithm. This is often achieved by chosing nu sufficiently big. However, if nu is chosen too big, the matrix H might be badly conditioned and the solution of the linear system Hx = b in the inner loop gets difficult. It is therefore necessary to find a good balance in between the convergence of the inner and outer loop.

For nu = 0, no shift is done. In this case A00 has to be positive definite. The matrix N in [Ar13] is then chosen as identity.

[Ar13] Generalized Golub-Kahan bidiagonalization and stopping criteria, SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl., Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 571-592, 2013.

Input Parameters

pc - the preconditioner context
nu - the shift parameter

Options Database

-pc_fieldsplit_gkb_nu - default is 1

See Also

PCFIELDSPLIT, PCFieldSplitSetGKBDelay(), PCFieldSplitSetGKBTol(), PCFieldSplitSetGKBMaxit()






PCFieldSplitSetGKBNu_FieldSplit in src/ksp/pc/impls/fieldsplit/fieldsplit.c

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