A Computation of a Crystalline Flow Starting from Non-admissible Polygon Using Expanding Selfsimilar Solutions
A numerical method for obtaining a crystalline flow from a given polygon is presented. A crystalline flow is a discrete version of a classical curvature flow. In a crystalline flow, a given polygon evolves, and it remains polygonal through the evolving process. Each facet moves keeping its normal direction, and the normal velocity is determined by the length of the facet. In some cases, a set of new facets sprout out at the very beginning of the evolving process. The facet length is governed by a system of singular ordinary differential equations. The proposed method solves the system of ODEs, and obtain the length of each new facet, systematically. Experimental results show that the method obtains a crystalline flow from a given polygon successfully.
KeywordsConvex Polygon Initial Contour Outward Unit Normal Vector Polygonal Curve Adjacent Facet
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