Galerkin Strategy for Level Set Shape Analysis: Application to Geodesic Tube

  • Louis Blanchard
  • Jean-Paul Zolésio
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 312)


In this paper, we consider the geodesic tube characterization using a Galerkin-Level Set strategy. The first section is devoted to the analysis of a geodesic tube construction between two sets through the definition of the shape metric. In the second section, we define the Galerkin-Level Set strategy in shape analysis. This new variational formulation associated to a Hilbert space metric for shape identification problem consists in parameterizing the level set function in a finite dimensional subspace spanned by linear independent functions. Consequently, this method is more focused on topological changes than on high accuracy for the boundary evaluation as in a traditional level set formulation. In the third section, we use the Galerkin-Level Set formulation applied to a geodesic tube construction between two sets, through the calculus of the shape derivative of the normal speed. Finally, this geodesic tube construction is validated by a numerical experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis Blanchard
    • 1
  • Jean-Paul Zolésio
    • 2
  1. 1.INRIASophia AntipolisFrance
  2. 2.CNRS and INRIASophia Antipolis CedexFrance

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