Discrete Minimal Surfaces

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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.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (June 2014)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[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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