### ISOGEOMETRIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS BASED ON NURBS SHAPE FUNCTIONS

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^{0}-continuity at the element boundaries. This paper elucidates a possible approach based on the so-called isogeometric analysis to improve this property. The isogeometric FEM analysis applies the same functions to describe the CAD model, the element geometry and the element displacements. The paper represents developed algorithm and the obtained results for a relatively simple test case.

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