An isogeometric analysis approach for the study of structural vibrations

Student: Alessandro Reali
Supervisor: Prof. T.J.R. Hughes, Prof. F. Auricchio

Abstract

The concept of Isogeometric Analysis recently introduced by Hughes et al. (2004) is for the first time applied to the study of structural vibrations. In this framework, the good behaviour of the method is verified and compared with some classical finite element results. Numerical experiments are shown for structural one-, two- and threedimensional problems in order to test the performances of this promising technique in the field of the analysis of natural frequencies and modes.

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