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Meshes preserving minimum feature size. (English) Zbl 1374.68633
Márquez, Alberto (ed.) et al., Computational geometry. XIV Spanish meeting on computational geometry, EGC 2011, dedicated to Ferran Hurtado on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, June 27–30, 2011. Revised selected papers. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-34190-8/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7579, 258-273 (2012).
Summary: The minimum feature size of a planar straight-line graph is the minimum distance between a vertex and a nonincident edge. When such a graph is partitioned into a mesh, the degradation is the ratio of original to final minimum feature size. For an \(n\)-vertex input, we give a triangulation (meshing) algorithm that limits degradation to only a constant factor, as long as Steiner points are allowed on the sides of triangles. If such Steiner points are not allowed, our algorithm realizes \({O}(\lg n)\) degradation. This addresses a 14-year-old open problem by M. Bern et al. [Int. J. Comput. Geom. Appl. 5, No. 1–2, 171–192 (1995; Zbl 0818.68139)].
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1253.68016].

68U05 Computer graphics; computational geometry (digital and algorithmic aspects)
65D18 Numerical aspects of computer graphics, image analysis, and computational geometry
68Q25 Analysis of algorithms and problem complexity
68R10 Graph theory (including graph drawing) in computer science
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