Section: New Results
Validity of transfinite and Bézier-Serendipity patches
Participants : Paul Louis George [correspondant] , Houman Borouchaki, Nicolas Barral.
We define generalized transfinite patches for quads and hexes with full symmetry properties. We give a way of constructing those patches by considering the Bézier setting using linear combinations of tensor-product patches of various degree. Those patches are exactly the Bézier-Serendipity patches recently introduced
ASsfor reduced quadrilateral patches, we introduce the so called "Bézier-Serendip" patches. After some recalls about standard Bézier patches, we propose a method to constructing those reduced patches. The corresponding Bernstein polynomials are written by means of linear combinations of the standard Bernstein polynomials. We give a full description of the patches of degree 2, 3, 4 and 5. Since degree 5, the location of the control points is no longer symmetric and to remedy this problem, we propose adding a number of control points which results in extended Bézier-Serendip patches. Those reduced patches are in the Bézier framework what the Serendipity elements are in the finite element framework.
A technical report and a paper have been published  .