Algorithms for the implementation of adaptive isogeometric methods using hierarchical splines
|Title||Algorithms for the implementation of adaptive isogeometric methods using hierarchical splines|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Vázquez, R., and Garau E.M.|
|Series Title||IMATI Report Series|
|Keywords||adaptive methods, coarsening, hierarchical splines, Isogeometric analysis, local refinement|
In this article we introduce all the ingredients to develop adaptive isogeometric methods based on hierarchical splines. In particular, we give precise definitions of local refinement and coarsening that, unlike previously existing methods, can be understood as the inverse of each other. We also define simple and intuitive data structures for the implementation of hierarchical splines, and algorithms for refinement and coarsening that take advantage of local information. We complete the paper with some simple numerical tests to show the performance of the data structures and algorithms, that have been implemented in the opensource Octave/Matlab code GeoPDEs.