Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/VIS.2005.83
Title: Quality mesh generation for molecular skin surfaces using restricted union of balls
Authors: Cheng, H.-L. 
Shi, X.
Keywords: Delaunay triangulation
Guaranteed quality triangulation
Homeomorphism
Meshing
Restricted union of balls
Smooth surfaces
Issue Date: 2005
Source: Cheng, H.-L.,Shi, X. (2005). Quality mesh generation for molecular skin surfaces using restricted union of balls. Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference : 51-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/VIS.2005.83
Abstract: Quality surface meshes for molecular models are desirable in the studies of protein shapes and functionalities. However, there is still no robust software that is capable to generate such meshes with good quality. In this paper, we present a Delaunay-based surface triangulation algorithm generating quality surface meshes for the molecular skin model. We expand the restricted union of balls along the surface and generate an e-sampling of the skin surface incrementally. At the same time, a quality surface mesh is extracted from the Delaunay triangulation of the sample points. The algorithm supports robust and efficient implementation and guarantees the mesh quality and topology as well. Our results facilitate molecular visualization and have made a contribution towards generating quality volumetric tetrahedral meshes for the macromolecules. © 2005 IEEE.
Source Title: Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/40808
ISBN: 0780394623
DOI: 10.1109/VIS.2005.83
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