# GfsMetricLaplace

### From Gerris

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## Revision as of 21:42, 13 June 2012

GfsMetricLaplace computes a numerical orthogonal mapping of the computational space `(rx,ry)`

into the physical space

by solving
* x*=(x,y,z)

*∇*^{2}= -2**x***H**n*

where *∇ ^{2}* is the Laplace-Beltrami operator,

**is the normal to the surface and**

*n**H*is the mean curvature.

The syntax in parameter files is

MetricLaplace M { spherical = 0 conformal = 0 }

The parameter block is optional. If `spherical`

is set to one, the mapping is from the plane in computational coordinates to the sphere in physical coordinates. If `conformal`

is set to one, a conformal Laplace-Beltrami operator is used (the existence of such a mapping depends on the boundary conditions).