, Volume 123, Issue 1, pp 89-112
Date: 22 Mar 2007

On the convergence of metric and geometric properties of polyhedral surfaces

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We provide conditions for convergence of polyhedral surfaces and their discrete geometric properties to smooth surfaces embedded in Euclidean 3-space. Under the assumption of convergence of surfaces in Hausdorff distance, we show that convergence of the following properties are equivalent: surface normals, surface area, metric tensors, and Laplace–Beltrami operators. Additionally, we derive convergence of minimizing geodesics, mean curvature vectors, and solutions to the Dirichlet problem.

This work was supported by the DFG Research Center Matheon “Mathematics for key technologies” in Berlin.