Volume 56, Number 1, January-February 2022
|Page(s)||105 - 120|
|Published online||07 February 2022|
Numerical computation of the cut locus via a variational approximation of the distance function
Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann (LJK), Université Joseph Fourier, Bâtiment IMAG, 700 Avenue Centrale, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
2 Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann (LJK), Université Grenoble Alpes, Bâtiment IMAG, 700 Avenue Centrale, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
3 Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Pisa, Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 5, 56127 Pisa, Italy
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 December 2021
We propose a new method for the numerical computation of the cut locus of a compact submanifold of ℝ3 without boundary. This method is based on a convex variational problem with conic constraints, with proven convergence. We illustrate the versatility of our approach by the approximation of Voronoi cells on embedded surfaces of ℝ3.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 49J45 / 35R35 / 49M05 / 35J25
Key words: Calculus of variation / cut locus / relaxation / manifold
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