During the current project of efficiently calculating a resynthesis window and an iterative scheme for a finite element method algorithm for vibrations in soils and liquids, it became apparent that block matrices are a powerful tool to find numerically efficient algorithms.


In this project, the focus should be the investigation of the numeric features of block matrices. How can this structure be used to calculate or approximate the inverse of a matrix or its norm? How can this be used to speed up iterative schemes?


The results will be used for the two projects mentioned below:

  • double preconditioning for Gabor frames
  • vibrations in random layers