Static condensation of internal bubblesΒΆ

Element-internal unknowns of higher order finite elements can be eliminated from the global linear system. This corresponds to the Schur-complement system for the coupling unknowns on the element boundaries.

To enable this option, set the eliminate_internal flag for the bilinear-form. This assembles the global Schur-complement system, and stores harmonic extensions, and internal inverses.

The user is responsible to transform the right-hand side and the solution vector. An example is as follows:

from netgen.geom2d import unit_square
from ngsolve import *

mesh = Mesh(unit_square.GenerateMesh(maxh=0.3))

fes = H1(mesh, order=10, dirichlet=[1,2])
u = fes.TestFunction()
v = fes.TrialFunction()

a = BilinearForm(fes, flags = { "eliminate_internal" : True } )
a += SymbolicBFI (grad(u) * grad(v))

f = LinearForm(fes)
f += SymbolicLFI (1 * v)

u = GridFunction(fes)

modify right-hand side += a.harmonic_extension_trans * f.vec

solve for external unknowns = a.mat.Inverse(fes.FreeDofs(True)) * f.vec

and find element-internal solution += a.harmonic_extension * u.vec += a.inner_solve * f.vec

Draw (u)