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On equilibrium shapes and fairness of polyhedral surfaces

11:00 - 11:30 KAUST

Within the area of shape modeling in the presence of structural and fabrication constraints, we discuss three closely related topics: (i) 2D trusses with minimum weight (Michell structures), (ii) form-finding for architectural freeform shells and (iii) “kink-minimizing” polyhedral surfaces: All these themes are related to the minimization of total absolute curvature (integral of sum of absolute values of principal curvatures) of surfaces in various geometries and thus can be computationally treated with the same methodology. This is ongoing research with Martin Kilian, Davide Pellis and Johannes Wallner.