Adaptive Isogeometric Analysis Based on a Combined r-h Strategy

Basappa, U and Amirtham, Rajagopal and Reddy, J N (2016) Adaptive Isogeometric Analysis Based on a Combined r-h Strategy. International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 17 (2). pp. 73-92. ISSN 1550-2287

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In the present work, an r-h adaptive isogeometric analysis is proposed for plane elasticity problems. For performing the r-adaption, the control net is considered to be a network of springs with the individual spring stiffness values being proportional to the error estimated at the control points. While preserving the boundary control points, relocation of only the interior control points is made by adopting a successive relaxation approach to achieve the equilibrium of spring system. To suit the non-interpolatory nature of the isogeometric approximation, a new point-wise error estimate for the h-refinement is proposed. To evaluate the point-wise error, hierarchical B-spline functions in Sobolev spaces are considered. The proposed adaptive h-refinement strategy is based on using De-Casteljau’s algorithm for obtaining the new control points. The subsequent control meshes are thus obtained by using a recursive subdivision of reference control mesh. Such a strategy ensures that the control points lie in the physical domain in subsequent refinements, thus making the physical mesh to exactly interpolate the control mesh and thereby allowing the exact imposition of essential boundary conditions in the classical isogeometric analysis. The combined r-h adaptive refinement strategy results in better convergence characteristics with reduced errors than r- or h-refinement. Several numerical examples are presented to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed approach.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Isogeometric analysis, hierarchical refinement, B-spline, r-h adaptive strategy
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 04:25
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