Research in the Mathematical Sciences
We propose a new formulation for integrating over smooth curves and surfaces that are described by their closest point mappings. Our method is designed for curves and surfaces that are not defined by any explicit parameterization and is intended to be used in combination with level set techniques. However, contrary to the common practice with level set methods, the volume integrals derived from our formulation coincide exactly with the surface or line integrals that one wishes to compute. We study various aspects of this formulation and provide a geometric interpretation of this formulation in terms of the singular values of the Jacobian matrix of the closest point mapping. Additionally, we extend the formulation—initially derived to integrate over manifolds of codimension one—to include integration along curves in three dimensions. Some numerical examples using very simple discretizations are presented to demonstrate the efficacy of the formulation.
Copyright © 2016, Kublik and Tsai
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Kublik, Catherine and Tsai, Richard, "Integration Over Curves and Surfaces Defined by the Closest Point Mapping" (2016). Mathematics Faculty Publications. 70.