Automation of isogeometric formulation and efficiency consideration
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This paper deals with automation of the isogeometric finite element formulation. Isogeometric finite element is implemented in AceGen environment, which enables symbolic formulation of the element code and the expressions are automatically opti- mized. The automated code is tested for objectivity regarding numerical efficiency in a numeric test with the Cooke membrane. This test shows that automatic code generation optimizes the isogeometric quadrilateral element with linear Bezier splines to the degree of only twelve percent overhead against standard displacement quadrilateral element of four nodes. Additionaly, the automated isogeometric element code is tested on a set of standard benchmark test cases to further test the accurancy and efficiency of the pre- sented isogeometric implementation. The isogeometric displacement brick element with quadratic Bezier splines is in all tests compared to a collection of standard displacement element formulations and a selection of EAS elements. The presented results show su- perior behaviour of the isogeometric displacement brick element with quadratic Bezier splines for coarse meshes and best convergence rate with mesh refinement in most test cases. Despite all optimization of the element code the biggest disadvantage of the isogeo- metric model remains the time cost of the isogeometric analysis. Thus, when considering the ratio between solution error and solution time, the use of stable EAS elements, likeTSCG12, remains preferable.
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