NURBS-Enhanced Finite Element Method (NEFEM). A Seamless Bridge Between CAD and FEM

Author (s): Sevilla, R.; Fernández-Méndez, S. and Huerta, A.
Journal: Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering

Volume: 18, Issue 4
Pages: 441 – 484
Date: 2011

The development of NURBS-Enhanced Finite Element Method (NEFEM)
is reviewed. This technique allows a seamless integration of the CAD boundary
representation of the domain and the finite element method (FEM). The importance
of the geometrical model in finite element simulations is addressed and
the benefits and potential of NEFEM are discussed and compared with respect to
other curved finite element techniques.



  Author   = {Sevilla, Ruben and Fernandez-Mendez, Sonia and Huerta, Antonio},
  Title    = {{NURBS}-{E}nhanced {F}inite {E}lement {M}ethod ({NEFEM}) A Seamless Bridge Between {CAD} and {FEM}},
  Fjournal = {Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering},
  Journal  = {Arch. Comput. Method Eng.},
  Volume   = {18},
  Number   = {4},
  Pages    = {441--484},
  Year     = {2011}