## Partial Differential Equation Toolbox |

This example shows how to numerically solve a Poisson's equation using the `assempde` function in the Partial Differential Equation Toolbox™ in conjunction with domain decomposition.

The Poisson's equation we are solving is

on the L-shaped membrane with zero-Dirichlet boundary conditions.

The Partial Differential Equation Toolbox™ is designed to deal with one-level domain decomposition. If the domain has a complicated geometry, it is often useful to decompose it into the union of two or more subdomains of simpler structure. In this example, an L-shaped domain is decomposed into three subdomains. The FEM solution is found on each subdomain by using the Schur complement method.

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Assemble First Domain and Update Complement Assemble Second Domain and Update Complement Assemble Third Domain and Update Complement |

The following variables will define our problem:

`g`: A specification function that is used by`initmesh`and`refinemesh`. For more information, please see the documentation page for`lshapeg`and`pdegeom`.`c`,`a`,`f`: The coefficients and inhomogeneous term.

g = @lshapeg; c = 1; a = 0; f = 1;

Plot the geometry and display the edge labels for use in the boundary condition definition.

figure; pdegplot(g, 'edgeLabels', 'on'); axis equal title 'Geometry With Edge Labels Displayed' % Create a pde entity for a PDE with a single dependent variable numberOfPDE = 1; pb = pde(numberOfPDE); % Create a geometry entity pg = pdeGeometryFromEdges(g); % Solution is zero at all outer edges pb.BoundaryConditions = pdeBoundaryConditions(pg.Edges(1:10), 'u', 0);

```
[p,e,t] = initmesh(g);
[p,e,t] = refinemesh(g,p,e,t);
[p,e,t] = refinemesh(g,p,e,t);
figure;
pdemesh(p,e,t);
axis equal
```

np = size(p,2); cp = pdesdp(p,e,t);

Matrix `C` will hold a Schur complement.

nc = length(cp); C = zeros(nc,nc); FC = zeros(nc,1);

**Assemble First Domain and Update Complement**

[i1,c1] = pdesdp(p,e,t,1); ic1 = pdesubix(cp,c1); [K,F] = assempde(pb,p,e,t,c,a,f,[],1); K1 = K(i1,i1); d = symamd(K1); i1 = i1(d); K1 = chol(K1(d,d)); B1 = K(c1,i1); a1 = B1/K1; C(ic1,ic1) = C(ic1,ic1)+K(c1,c1)-a1*a1'; f1 = F(i1);e1 = K1'\f1; FC(ic1) = FC(ic1)+F(c1)-a1*e1;

**Assemble Second Domain and Update Complement**

[i2,c2] = pdesdp(p,e,t,2); ic2 = pdesubix(cp,c2); [K,F] = assempde(pb,p,e,t,c,a,f,[],2); K2 = K(i2,i2);d = symamd(K2); i2 = i2(d); K2 = chol(K2(d,d)); B2 = K(c2,i2); a2 = B2/K2; C(ic2,ic2) = C(ic2,ic2)+K(c2,c2)-a2*a2'; f2 = F(i2); e2 = K2'\f2; FC(ic2) = FC(ic2)+F(c2)-a2*e2;

**Assemble Third Domain and Update Complement**

[i3,c3] = pdesdp(p,e,t,3); ic3 = pdesubix(cp,c3); [K,F] = assempde(pb,p,e,t,c,a,f,[],3); K3 = K(i3,i3); d = symamd(K3); i3 = i3(d); K3 = chol(K3(d,d)); B3 = K(c3,i3); a3 = B3/K3; C(ic3,ic3) = C(ic3,ic3)+K(c3,c3)-a3*a3'; f3 = F(i3); e3 = K3'\f3; FC(ic3) = FC(ic3)+F(c3)-a3*e3;

**Solve For Solution on Each Subdomain.**

u = zeros(np,1); u(cp) = C\FC; % Common points u(i1) = K1\(e1-a1'*u(c1)); % Points in SD 1 u(i2) = K2\(e2-a2'*u(c2)); % Points in SD 2 u(i3) = K3\(e3-a3'*u(c3)); % Points in SD 3

figure; pdesurf(p,t,u)

**Compare with Solution Found without Domain Decomposition**

[K,F] = assempde(pb,p,e,t,1,0,1); u1 = K\F; fprintf('Difference between solution vectors = %g\n', norm(u-u1,'inf'));

Difference between solution vectors = 0.000173973