This course will give an overview of the main attributes and potentialities of Isogeometric analysis (IGA) methods with a focus on structural mechanics. After introducing the fundamentals on splines, NURBS, hierarchical splines and Truncated Hierarchical B-splines (THB-splines), the course will address the following topics: modal analysis and structural dynamics; IGA shells; coupled problems, such as fluid-structure interaction and phase-field modelling. After that, both static and dynamic problems of geometrically exact beams will be addressed by means of the Isogeometric Collocation method (IGA-C). Emphasis will be placed on finite rotations, which require geometrically consistent procedures for the linearization of the governing equations, and on modelling complex geometries with arbitrarily curved initial geometry.
The course will be taught by Prof. Carlotta Giannelli, Dr. Enzo Marino, Prof. Alessandro Reali.
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