Reference : Stress analysis without meshing: Isogeometric boundary-element method
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Stress analysis without meshing: Isogeometric boundary-element method
Lian, H. [School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom]
Simpson, R. N. [School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom]
Bordas, Stéphane mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering and Computational Mechanics
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[en] Aids/stress analysis ; Computational mechanics/design method ; Discretisation ; Engineering design ; Lagrangian ; Number of degrees of freedom ; Numerical validations ; Shape functions ; Three dimensional geometry ; Computer aided design ; Sailing vessels ; Stress analysis ; Finite element method
[en] The focus of this paper is the description and numerical validation of a computational method where stress analysis can be performed directly from computer-aided design data without mesh generation. The clear benefit of the approach is that no mesh needs to be generated prior to running the analysis. This is achieved by utilising the isogeometric concept whereby computer-aided design data are used to construct not only the geometry discretisation but also the displacement and traction approximations. In this manner, significant savings can be made in the engineering design and analysis process. This paper also demonstrates that, compared with a standard boundary-element method implementation using quadratic Lagrangian shape functions, superior accuracy is achieved using the present approach for the same number of degrees of freedom. It further illustrates practical applications of the method, comparing against results obtained with a standard boundary-element method and finite-element method for verification. In addition, a propeller is analysed as a sample to show the ability of the present method to handle complex three-dimensional geometries.
Cardiff University, institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials, University of Luxembourg
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FP7 ; 289361 - INSIST - Integrating Numerical Simulation and Geometric Design Technology

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