Representation and application of spline-based finite elements
Isogeometric analysis, as a generalization of the finite element method, employs spline methods to achieve the same representation for both geometric modeling and analysis purpose. Being one of possible tool in application to the isogeometric analysis, blending techniques provide strict locality and smoothness between elements. Motivated by these features, this thesis is devoted to the design and implementation of this alternative type of finite elements. This thesis combines topics in geometry, computer science and engineering. The research is mainly focused on the algorithmic aspects of the usage of the spline-based finite elements in the context of developing generalized methods for solving different model problems. The ability for conversion between different representations is significant for the modeling purpose. Methods for conversion between local and global representations are presented.
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UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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