This work presents an efficient quadrature rule for shell analysis fully integrated in CAD by means of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA). General CAD-models may consist of trimmed parts such as holes, intersections, cut-offs etc. Therefore, IGA should be able to deal with these models in order to fulfil its promise of closing the gap between design and analysis. Trimming operations violate the tensor-product structure of the used Non-Uniform Rational B-spline (NURBS) basis functions and of typical quadrature rules. Existing efficient patch-wise quadrature rules consider actual knot vectors and are determined in 1D. They are extended to further dimensions by means of a tensor-product. Therefore, they are not directly applicable to trimmed structures. The herein proposed method extends patch-wise quadrature rules to trimmed surfaces. Thereby, the number of quadrature points can be significantly reduced. Geometrically linear and non-linear benchmarks of plane, plate and shell structures are investigated. The results are compared to a standard trimming procedure and a good performance is observed.

Patch-wise quadrature of trimmed surfaces in Isogeometric Analysis

Reali A.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

This work presents an efficient quadrature rule for shell analysis fully integrated in CAD by means of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA). General CAD-models may consist of trimmed parts such as holes, intersections, cut-offs etc. Therefore, IGA should be able to deal with these models in order to fulfil its promise of closing the gap between design and analysis. Trimming operations violate the tensor-product structure of the used Non-Uniform Rational B-spline (NURBS) basis functions and of typical quadrature rules. Existing efficient patch-wise quadrature rules consider actual knot vectors and are determined in 1D. They are extended to further dimensions by means of a tensor-product. Therefore, they are not directly applicable to trimmed structures. The herein proposed method extends patch-wise quadrature rules to trimmed surfaces. Thereby, the number of quadrature points can be significantly reduced. Geometrically linear and non-linear benchmarks of plane, plate and shell structures are investigated. The results are compared to a standard trimming procedure and a good performance is observed.
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