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Manifold-based isogeometric analysis basis functions with prescribed sharp features

by   Qiaoling Zhang, et al.
University of Cambridge

We introduce manifold-based basis functions for isogeometric analysis of surfaces with arbitrary smoothness, prescribed C^0 continuous creases and boundaries. The utility of the manifold-based surface construction techniques in isogeometric analysis was first demonstrated in Majeed and Cirak (CMAME, 2017). The respective basis functions are derived by combining differential-geometric manifold techniques with conformal parametrisations and the partition of unity method. The connectivity of a given unstructured quadrilateral control mesh in R^3 is used to define a set of overlapping charts. Each vertex with its attached elements is assigned a corresponding conformally parametrised planar chart domain in R^2. On the collection of unconnected chart domains, the partition of unity method is used for approximation. The transition functions required for navigating between the chart domains are composed out of conformal maps. The necessary smooth partition of unity, or blending, functions for the charts are assembled from tensor-product B-spline pieces and require in contrast to the construction in Majeed et al. no normalisation. Creases are introduced across user tagged edges of the control mesh. Planar chart domains that include creased edges or are adjacent to the domain boundary require special local polynomial approximants in the partition of unity method. Three different types of chart domain geometries are necessary to consider boundaries and arbitrary number and arrangement of creases. The new chart domain geometries are chosen so that it becomes trivial to establish the local polynomial approximants that are always C^0 continuous across the tagged edges. The derived non-rational manifold-based basis functions correspond to the vertices of the mesh and may have an arbitrary number of creases and prescribed smoothness.


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