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Computing Discrete Minimal Surfaces Using a Nonlinear Spring Model

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5 Author(s)
Yongquan Jiang ; Sch. of Inf. Sci. & Technol., Southwest Jiaotong Univ., Chengdu, China ; Li Chen ; Qishu Chen ; Qiang Peng
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A new algorithm can derive one or more minimal surfaces from an initial arbitrary surface with a fixed boundary. A discrete surface is a mesh represented as a set of vertices in 3D. The method extends earlier work, which used linear elastic springs to simulate a spider web animated in 3D.

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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 6 )