Upper Bound on Dilation of Triangulations of Cyclic Polygons

  • Narayanasetty Amarnadh
  • Pinaki Mitra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3980)


Given a planar graph G, the dilation between two points of a Euclidean graph is defined as the ratio of the length of the shortest path between the points to the Euclidean distance between the points. The dilation of a graph is defined as the maximum over all vertex pairs (u,v) of the dilation between u and v. In this paper we consider the upper bound on the dilation of triangulation over the set of vertices of a cyclic polygon. We have shown that if the triangulation is a fan (i.e. every edge of the triangulation starts from the same vertex), the dilation will be at most approximately 1.48454. We also show that if the triangulation is a star the dilation will be at most 1.18839.


Short Path Planar Graph Delaunay Triangulation Convex Polygon Arbitrary Vertex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narayanasetty Amarnadh
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  • Pinaki Mitra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyGuwahatiIndia

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