The surrogate matrix methodology: A reference implementation for low-cost assembly in isogeometric analysis

Abstract

A reference implementation of a new method in isogeometric analysis (IGA) is presented. It delivers low-cost variable-scale approximations (surrogates) of the matrices which IGA conventionally requires to be computed by element-scale quadrature. To generate surrogate matrices, quadrature must only be performed on a fraction of the elements in the computational domain. In this way, quadrature determines only a subset of the entries in the final matrix. The remaining matrix entries are computed by a simple B-spline interpolation procedure. We present the modifications and extensions required for a reference implementation in the open-source IGA software library GeoPDEs. The exposition is fashioned to help facilitate similar modifications in other contemporary software libraries.

Daniel Drzisga
Daniel Drzisga
PhD student in Numerical Mathematics