Truncated Hierarchical Loop Subdivision Surfaces and application in isogeometric analysis
Subdivision Surface provides an efficient way to represent free-form surfaces with arbitrary topology. Loop subdivision is a subdivision scheme for triangular meshes, which is C2 continuous except at a finite number of extraordinary vertices with G1 continuous. In this paper we propose the Truncated Hierarchical Loop Subdivision Surface (THLSS), which generalizes truncated hierarchical B-splines to arbitrary topological triangular meshes. THLSS basis functions are linearly independent, form a partition of unity, and are locally refinable. THLSS also preserves the geometry during adaptive h-refinement and thus inherits the surface continuity of Loop subdivision surface. Adaptive isogeometric analysis is performed with the THLSS basis functions on several complex models with extraordinary vertices to show the potential application of THLSS.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Computers and Mathematics with Applications
Kang, H., Li, X., Chen, F., & Deng, J. (2016). Truncated Hierarchical Loop Subdivision Surfaces and application in isogeometric analysis. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 72 (8), 2041-2055. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.camwa.2016.06.045