We present a new invariant numerical formulation suitable for the analysis of Kirchhoff–Love rod model based on the smallest rotation map for which the two kinematic descriptors are the placement of the centroid curve and the rotation angle that describes the orientation of the cross-section. In order to guarantee objectivity with respect to a rigid body motion, the spherical linear interpolation (slerp) for the rotations is introduced. A new hierarchical interpolation for the rotation angle of the cross-section is proposed, composed by the drilling rotation (with respect to the unit tangent of the centroid curve) contained in the geodetic interpolation of the ends’ rotations plus an additional polynomial correction term. This correction term is needed in order to enhance the accuracy of the proposed finite element (FE) formulation. The FE model implicitly guarantees the G1 continuity conditions, thanks to a change in the parametrization of the centroid curve that leads to a generalization of the one-dimensional (1D) Hermitian interpolation. A mixed formulation is used in order to avoid locking and improve the computational efficiency of the method. A symmetric tangent stiffness operator is obtained performing the second covariant derivative of the mixed functional for which the Levi-Civita connection of the configurations manifold of the rod is needed. The objectivity, the robustness, and accuracy of the G1-conforming formulation are confirmed by means of several numerical examples.

An objective and accurate G1-conforming mixed Bézier FE-formulation for Kirchhoff–Love rods

Greco L.;Castello D.;Cuomo M.
2024-01-01

Abstract

We present a new invariant numerical formulation suitable for the analysis of Kirchhoff–Love rod model based on the smallest rotation map for which the two kinematic descriptors are the placement of the centroid curve and the rotation angle that describes the orientation of the cross-section. In order to guarantee objectivity with respect to a rigid body motion, the spherical linear interpolation (slerp) for the rotations is introduced. A new hierarchical interpolation for the rotation angle of the cross-section is proposed, composed by the drilling rotation (with respect to the unit tangent of the centroid curve) contained in the geodetic interpolation of the ends’ rotations plus an additional polynomial correction term. This correction term is needed in order to enhance the accuracy of the proposed finite element (FE) formulation. The FE model implicitly guarantees the G1 continuity conditions, thanks to a change in the parametrization of the centroid curve that leads to a generalization of the one-dimensional (1D) Hermitian interpolation. A mixed formulation is used in order to avoid locking and improve the computational efficiency of the method. A symmetric tangent stiffness operator is obtained performing the second covariant derivative of the mixed functional for which the Levi-Civita connection of the configurations manifold of the rod is needed. The objectivity, the robustness, and accuracy of the G1-conforming formulation are confirmed by means of several numerical examples.
2024
G1-continuity
invariant formulation
Kirchhoff–Love rod
mixed formulation
spherical linear interpolation slerp
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