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1992 The surface evolver
Kenneth A. Brakke
Experiment. Math. 1(2): 141-165 (1992).

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The Surface Evolver is a computer program that minimizes the energy of a surface subject to constraints. The surface is represented as a simplicial complex. The energy can include surface tension, gravity and other forms. Constraints can be geometrical constraints on vertex positions or constraints on integrated quantities such as body volumes. The minimization is done by evolving the surface down the energy gradient. This paper describes the mathematical model used and the operations available to interactively modify the surface.

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Kenneth A. Brakke. "The surface evolver." Experiment. Math. 1 (2) 141 - 165, 1992.

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Published: 1992
First available in Project Euclid: 26 March 2003

zbMATH: 0769.49033
MathSciNet: MR93K:53006

Subjects:
Primary: 53A10
Secondary: 49Q05 , 49Q10 , 53-04 , 53A05

Rights: Copyright © 1992 A K Peters, Ltd.

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