An application of the finite element method to curve fitting

Samartín, Avelino and Moreno, Luis (1985). An application of the finite element method to curve fitting. "Microsoftware for engineers", v. 1 (n. 2); pp. 102-108. ISSN 0266-9463.

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Title: An application of the finite element method to curve fitting
Author/s:
  • Samartín, Avelino
  • Moreno, Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Microsoftware for engineers
Date: October 1985
ISSN: 0266-9463
Volume: 1
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

An application of the Finite Element Method (FEM) to the solution of a geometric problem is shown. The problem is related to curve fitting i.e. pass a curve trough a set of given points even if they are irregularly spaced. Situations where cur ves with cusps can be encountered in the practice and therefore smooth interpolatting curves may be unsuitable. In this paper the possibilities of the FEM to deal with this type of problems are shown. A particular example of application to road planning is discussed. In this case the funcional to be minimized should express the unpleasent effects of the road traveller. Some comparative numerical examples are also given.

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Item ID: 32819
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/32819/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:32819
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Caminos
Deposited on: 20 Nov 2014 10:04
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 10:04
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