Computational anisotropic Willmore flow

  • Paola Pozzi

    Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany


We study a geometrically consistent formulation of anisotropic Willmore flow for parametric hypersurfaces in . After giving a mixed formulation that is suitable for discretization by piecewise linear finite elements, we provide a stable semi-discrete scheme. An experimentally stable fully discrete semi-implicit scheme is then discussed and several tests for the evolution of curves and surfaces are presented.

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Paola Pozzi, Computational anisotropic Willmore flow. Interfaces Free Bound. 17 (2015), no. 2, pp. 189–232

DOI 10.4171/IFB/339