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Isogeometric analysis (IGA) is a recently introduced technique that employs the Computer Aided Design (CAD) concept of Non-uniform Rational B-splines (NURBS) tool to bridge the substantial bottleneck between the CAD and finite element analysis (FEA) fields. The simplified transition of exact CAD models into the analysis alleviates the issues originating from geometrical discontinuities and thus, significantly reduces the design-to-analysis time in comparison to traditional FEA technique. Since its origination, the research in the field of IGA is accelerating and has been applied to various problems. However, the employment of CAD tools in the area of FEA invokes the need of adapting the existing implementation procedure for the framework of IGA. Also, the usage of IGA requires the in-depth knowledge of both the CAD and FEA fields. This can be overwhelming for a beginner in IGA. Hence, in this paper, a simplified introduction and implementation details for the incorporation of NURBS based IGA technique within the existing FEA code is presented. It is shown that with little modifications, the available standard code structure of FEA can be adapted for IGA. For the clear and concise explanation of these modifications, step-by-step implementation of a benchmark plate with a circular hole under the action of in-plane tension is included.




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Apart from the inclusion of NURBS basis function for the modelling and analysis in IGA, other CAD tools such as T-spline [10], Polynomials splines over Hierarchical T-meshes (PHT-spline) [16], Locally Refined (LR) splines [17] and Hierarchical spline [18] have also been employed for the advancement of this technique. A technique based on Bézier extraction operator that transforms the isogeometric element in standard \( C^0 \)-continuous element through their projection into Bézier element is devised in [19], which employs the IGA elements into finite element (FE) structure. However, the discussion in this paper is only limited to the NURBS basis functions for the sake of clarity. The reason for selecting this function as a basis is due to its widespread popularity in CAD field.


B-splines are defined over a knot vector \( \varvec\Xi \) and are the linear combination of piecewise smooth basis functions. A knot vector \( \varvec\Xi \) is considered as the increasing arrangement of parametric space coordinates as [31]


NURBS are frequently employed in CAD and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) industries as they offer great flexibility and accuracy in generation and representation of CAD geometries [3]. NURBS are considered as the generalization of B-splines. A univariate NURBS basis is defined by the rationale of weighted B-spline basis functions as [31]:


where \( \mathbfV\left( \xi ,\eta ,\zeta \right) \) represents the NURBS described solid. For describing the application of this subroutine, let us consider the construction of geometry shown in Fig. 4. If the parametric details of a geometry are known it can be created in many different ways. A commercial CAD modelling software Rhino (www.rhino3d.com) can also be used for the construction of geometries. Although, for illustration, its simplest case, i.e., its coarsest form which incorporates two rational quadratic segments to ensure the \( C^1 \) continuity throughout the interior of a domain, is considered. Parametric quantities of quarter plate along the \( \xi \) and \( \eta \) directions are [3]:


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