Residual Minimization for Isogeometric Analysis in Reduced and Mixed Forms

  • Victor M. Calo
  • Quanling DengEmail author
  • Sergio Rojas
  • Albert Romkes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11537)


Most variational forms of isogeometric analysis use highly-continuous basis functions for both trial and test spaces. Isogeometric analysis results in excellent discrete approximations for differential equations with regular solutions. However, we observe that high continuity for test spaces is not necessary. In this work, we present a framework which uses highly-continuous B-splines for the trial spaces and basis functions with minimal regularity and possibly lower order polynomials for the test spaces. To realize this goal, we adopt the residual minimization methodology. We pose the problem in a mixed formulation, which results in a system governing both the solution and a Riesz representation of the residual. We present various variational formulations which are variationally-stable and verify their equivalence numerically via numerical tests.


Isogeometric analysis Finite elements Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin Mixed formulation 



This publication was made possible in part by the CSIRO Professorial Chair in Computational Geoscience at Curtin University and the Deep Earth Imaging Enterprise Future Science Platforms of the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO, of Australia. The J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship Research Program at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) of the University of Texas at Austin has partially supported the visits of VMC to ICES. This work was partially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 777778, the Mega-grant of the Russian Federation Government (N 14.Y26.31.0013), the Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), and the Curtin Institute for Computation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor M. Calo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Quanling Deng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sergio Rojas
    • 1
  • Albert Romkes
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied GeologyCurtin UniversityBentley, PerthAustralia
  2. 2.Mineral ResourcesCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Kensington, PerthAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSouth Dakota Schoolol Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA

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