U-Splines: Application as a Basis for Isogeometric Analysis

Minisymposium: Isogeometric Methods
Presenting Author: Michael Scott*
Other Author(s): Derek Thomas, Kevin Tew, Michael Borden, Zhihui Zou
Time/Location: July 17, 2017 @ 5 p.m.-5:20 p.m. in 524A
Text: U-splines are a new spline description which alleviates the challenges associated with building analysis-suitable smooth bases over unstructured grids. U-spline basis functions are positive, form a partition of unity, and are locally linearly independent and overcome the analysis-suitability mesh constraints required by T-splines (including near extraordinary points and T-junctions). In this talk, the application of U-splines as a basis for isogeometric analysis will be discussed.