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HELMUT POTTMANN
HELMUT POTTMANN Professor of Applied Geometry and director of the Center for Geometry and Computational Design at Vienna University of Technology

Biography

Helmut Pottmann is a professor of Applied Geometry and director of the Center for Geometry and Computational Design at Vienna University of Technology. From 2009-2013, he has been director of the Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Center at KAUST. His research interests are in Applied Geometry and Visual Computing, in particular in Geometric Modeling, Geometry Processing and most recently in Geometric Computing for Architecture and Manufacturing. 

All sessions by HELMUT POTTMANN

  • Day 1Monday, April 10th
11:00 am

On equilibrium shapes and fairness of polyhedral surfaces

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.

KAUST 11:00 - 11:30 Details