Bijective Mapping Analysis to Extend the Theory of Functional Connections to Non-Rectangular 2-Dimensional Domains Academic Article uri icon


  • This work presents an initial analysis of using bijective mappings to extend the Theory of Functional Connections to non-rectangular two-dimensional domains. Specifically, this manuscript proposes three different mappings techniques: (a) complex mapping, (b) the projection mapping, and (c) polynomial mapping. In that respect, an accurate least-squares approximated inverse mapping is also developed for those mappings with no closed-form inverse. Advantages and disadvantages of using these mappings are highlighted and a few examples are provided. Additionally, the paper shows how to replace boundary constraints expressed in terms of a piece-wise sequence of functions with a single function, which is compatible and required by the Theory of Functional Connections already developed for rectangular domains.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mortari, D., & Arnas, D.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • September 2020