Goal-adaptive isogeometric analysis with hierarchical splines

G. Kuru, C.V. Verhoosel, K.G. Zee, van der, E.H. Brummelen, van

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In this work, a method of goal-adaptive Isogeometric Analysis is proposed. We combine goal-oriented error estimation and adaptivity with hierarchical B-splines for local h-refinement. The goal-oriented error estimator is computed with a p-refined discrete dual space, which is adaptively refined alongside the primal space. This discrete dual space is proven to be a strict superset of the primal space. Hierarchical refinements are introduced in marked regions that are formed as the union of chosen coarse-level spline supports from the primal basis. We present two ways of extracting localized refinement indicators suitable for the hierarchical refinement procedure: one based on a partitioning of the dual-weighted residual into contributions of basis function supports and one based on the combination of element indicators within a basis function support. The proposed goal-oriented adaptive strategy is exemplified for the Poisson problem and a free-surface flow problem. Numerical experiments on these problems show convergence of the adaptive method with optimal rates. Furthermore, the corresponding goal-oriented error estimators are shown to be accurate, with effectivity indices in the range of 0.7-1.1.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-292
Number of pages23
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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