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Nitsche's method for two and three dimensional NURBS patch coupling

Nguyen, Vinh Phu ORCID:, Kerfriden, Pierre ORCID:, Brino, Marco, Bordas, Stephane Pierre Alain ORCID: and Bonisoli, Elvio 2014. Nitsche's method for two and three dimensional NURBS patch coupling. Computational Mechanics 53 (6) , pp. 1163-1182. 10.1007/s00466-013-0955-3

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We present a Nitche’s method to couple non-conforming two and three-dimensional non uniform rational b-splines (NURBS) patches in the context of isogeometric analysis. We present results for linear elastostatics in two and and three-dimensions. The method can deal with surface-surface or volume-volume coupling, and we show how it can be used to handle heterogeneities such as inclusions. We also present preliminary results on modal analysis. This simple coupling method has the potential to increase the applicability of NURBS-based isogeometric analysis for practical applications.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Additional Information: Published online before print December 2013.
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0178-7675
Funders: EU FP7, European Research Council (ERC), EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 17:14

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