Calo, Victor M.
Cottrell, J. Austin
Evans, John A.
Hughes, Thomas Jr R
Scott, Michael A.
Sederberg, Thomas W.
KAUST DepartmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Numerical Porous Media SRI Center (NumPor)
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AbstractWe explore T-splines, a generalization of NURBS enabling local refinement, as a basis for isogeometric analysis. We review T-splines as a surface design methodology and then develop it for engineering analysis applications. We test T-splines on some elementary two-dimensional and three-dimensional fluid and structural analysis problems and attain good results in all cases. We summarize the current status of T-splines, their limitations, and future possibilities. © 2009 Elsevier B.V.
SponsorsWe wish to thank Omar Ghattas for helpful insights into the relationship between isogeometric analysis and high-performance computing. J.A. Evans was partially supported by the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, provided under Grant Number DE-FG02-97ER25308. S. Lipton was partially supported by the Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship. Support of the Office of Naval Research Contract N00014-03-0263, Dr. Luise Couchman, contract monitor, is gratefully acknowledged.