Discrete Curvature Estimators: an Experimental Evaluation

TitleDiscrete Curvature Estimators: an Experimental Evaluation
Publication TypeReports
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMesmoudi MM, De Floriani L, Magillo P
Date Published2011///
InstitutionDepartment of Computer Science and Information Science, University of Genoa

In this paper, we consider a surface, embedded in 3D space, which is discretely approximatedas triangle mesh. We define a method for estimating mean and Gaussian curvatures of such a
discrete surface, based on simulating the analytic definition of mean and Gaussian curvatures
in the continuum. Such method leads to what we call mean and Gaussian Ccurvatures. We
present experiments evaluating such curvatures.