ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTERACTIVE DESIGN TOOL BASED ON ISOGEOMETRIC ANALYSIS

Edita Dvořáková, Bořek Patzák

Abstract


Isogeometric analysis is a new concept of Finite element method which has been proposed to bridge the gap between the CAD systems and the FEM solvers. In Isogeometric analysis, the same basis functions, typically splines or NURBS, are used for geometry description as well as for approximation of unknowns and thus the same model can be shared between CAD and IGA systems. This results in a higher accuracy and overall efficiency of the analysis. Many isogeometric elements have been already proposed and implemented into the existing finite element solvers, but the automatic connection with a CAD system is usually missing. Our goal is to develop such a connection and to provide a tool which would interactively run the analysis when the model changes. This approach can enormously enhance the design process as it can provide the basic knowledge about the structural behavior already in conceptual design phase.

Keywords


curved beam element, discrete shear gap, interactive design, isogeometric analysis

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ISSN 2336-5382 (Online)
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