Discrete Minimal Surfaces

Minimal surfaces are surfaces that minimize the total surface area given a boundary constraint. A discrete minimal surface is polyhedral, i.e. constructed of polygonal faces. In this Demonstration, these polygons are replaced with their inscribed circles for purposes of visualization in computational geometry and simulations.


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[1] B. Springborn, A. Bobenko, and T. Hoffmann. "Discrete Minimal Surfaces." (Sep 14, 2010) page.math.tu-berlin.de/~springb/discreteminimal/index.html.
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