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Polyhedral Finite Elements Using Harmonic Basis Functions

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Polyhedral Finite Elements Using Harmonic Basis Functions
Finite element simulations in computer graphics are typically based on tetrahedral or hexahedral elements, which enables simple and efficient implementations, but in turn requires complicated remeshing in case of topological changes or adaptive refinement. We propose a flexible finite element method for arbitrary polyhedral elements, thereby effectively avoiding the need for remeshing. Our polyhedral finite elements are based on harmonic basis functions, which satisfy all necessary conditions for FEM simulations and seamlessly generalize both linear tetrahedral and trilinear hexahedral elements. We discretize harmonic basis functions using the method of fundamental solutions, which enables their flexible computation and efficient evaluation. The versatility of our approach is demonstrated on cutting and adaptive refinement within a simulation framework for corotated linear elasticity. Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Computational G...
Sebastian Martin, Peter Kaufmann, Mario Botsch, Ma
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CGF
Authors Sebastian Martin, Peter Kaufmann, Mario Botsch, Martin Wicke, Markus H. Gross
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