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Analysis-suitable G1 multi-patch parametrizations for C1 isogeometric spaces

Abstract : One key feature of isogeometric analysis is that it allows smooth shape functions. Indeed, when isogeometric spaces are constructed from p-degree splines (and extensions, such as NURBS), they enjoy up to C p1 continuity within each patch. However, global continuity beyond C 0 on so-called multi-patch geometries poses some significant diculties. In this work, we consider planar multi-patch domains that have a parametrization which is only C 0 at the patch interface. On such domains we study the h-refinement of C 1-continuous isogeometric spaces. These spaces in general do not have optimal approximation properties. The reason is that the C 1-continuity condition easily over-constrains the solution which is, in the worst cases, fully locked to linears at the patch interface. However, recently [21] has given numerical evidence that optimal convergence occurs for bilinear two-patch geometries and cubic (or higher degree) C 1 splines. This is the starting point of our study. We introduce the class of analysis-suitable G 1 geometry parametrizations, which includes piecewise bilinear parametrizations. We then analyze the structure of C 1 isogeometric spaces over analysis-suitable G 1 parametrizations and, by theoretical results and numerical testing, discuss their approximation properties. We also consider examples of geometry parametrizations that are not analysis-suitable, showing that in this case optimal convergence of C 1 isogeometric spaces is prevented.
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  • HAL Id : hal-01404076, version 1
  • ARXIV : 1509.07619



Annabelle Collin, Giancarlo Sangalli, Thomas Takacs. Analysis-suitable G1 multi-patch parametrizations for C1 isogeometric spaces. Computer Aided Geometric Design, 2016. ⟨hal-01404076⟩



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