Concentrated Curvature for Mean Curvature Estimation in Triangulated Surfaces

  • Mohammed Mostefa Mesmoudi
  • Leila De Floriani
  • Paola Magillo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7309)


We present a mathematical result that allows computing the discrete mean curvature of a polygonal surface from the so-called concentrated curvature generally used for Gaussian curvature estimation. Our result adds important value to concentrated curvature as a geometric and metric tool to study accurately the morphology of a surface.


Curvature Gaussian and mean curvature Discrete curvature Triangulated surfaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Mostefa Mesmoudi
    • 1
  • Leila De Floriani
    • 1
  • Paola Magillo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly

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