Isogeometric analysis using T-splines

Yuri Bazilevs, Victor M. Calo, J. Austin Cottrell, John A. Evans, Thomas Jr R Hughes, S. Lipton, Michael A. Scott, Thomas W. Sederberg

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We 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-263
Number of pages35
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number5-8
StatePublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Science Applications


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