Multiply Periodic Splines

by   Guohui Zhao, et al.

Spline functions have long been used in numerical solution of differential equations. Recently it revives as isogeometric analysis, which offers integration of finite element analysis and NURBS based CAD into a single unified process. Usually many NURBS pieces are needed to build geometrically continuous CAD models. In this paper, we introduce some multiply periodic splines defined on hyperbolic disc. A single piece of such splines is enough to build complex CAD models. Multiresolution analysis on surfaces of high genus built from such splines can be carried out naturally. CAD and FEA are integrated directly on such models. It is difficult to derive such splines, only a theoretical framework is presented, together with some simple examples. Rigorous derivation and construction of B-splines will be given in future papers.


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