Adaptive Spline Technologies

A. Buffa, EPFL

C. Giannelli, UNIFI

B. Juettler, JKU

R. Vazquez, EPFL

Adaptive isogeometric methods aim at reducing the computational cost by locally refining the geometry and the discrete space, breaking the tensor-product structure of NURBS. The minisymposium plans to gather researchers and experts in the field to discuss about the open problems and challenges in adaptive spline and isogeometric techniques. Specific topics for the contributions include (but are not limited to): mathematical properties of adaptive spline spaces, analysis of adaptive spline methods, a posteriori error estimators, coarsening algorithms (specially for nonlinear PDEs). The minisymposium also welcomes related contributions to software development, and applications of adaptive spline techniques in real industrial problems.