**Author, as appears in the article.: **Herrera B; Samper A

**Department: **Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura

**URV's Author/s: **Herrera Gómez, Blas / Samper Sosa, Albert

**Keywords: ** Quasi-equivalent oval Quadrarc Geometría Ellipse Eight-centered oval

**Abstract: **Let ?b be an ellipse (b=minor axis/major axis). In this paper we consider different approximations by ovals, which are composed from circular arcs and have also two axes of symmetry. We study a) three four-centered ovals (quadrarcs) Oa4,bOc4,b, and Ol4,b, which share the vertices with the ellipse ?b. In addition, Oa4,b has the same surface area, Oc4,b has the minimum error of curvature at the vertices, and Ol4,b has the same perimeter length. b) Further, we investigate three eight-centered ovals Oc8,b, Oc-a8,b and Oc-l8,b which also share the vertices with ?b. The ovals Oc8,b have the same curvature at the vertices, and in addition, Oc-a8,b has the same surface area, and Oc-l8,b has the same perimeter length as ?b. As a conclusion, the eight-centered oval Oc-l8,b seems to be optimal and can therefore be called 'quasi-equivalent' to ?b. We show that the difference of surface areas Ab = A(Oc-l8,b)-A(?b) is rather small; the maximum value A0.1969 = 0.007085 is achieved at b = 0.1969. The deformation error Eb = E(?b, Oc-l8,b) has the maximum value 0.008970 which is achieved at b = 0.2379. © 2015 Heldermann Verlag.

**Thematic Areas: ** Mathematics Geometry and topology Ensino Engenharias i Ciencias sociales Ciência da computação Arquitetura e urbanismo Applied psychology Applied mathematics

**licence for use: **https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/

**Author's mail: **albert.samper@urv.cat blas.herrera@urv.cat

**Author identifier: **0000-0002-4795-2127 0000-0003-2924-9195

**Record's date: **2023-02-27

**Papper version: **info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

**Licence document URL: **http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/

**Papper original source: **Journal For Geometry And Graphics. 19 (2): 257-268

**APA: **Herrera B; Samper A (2015). Definition and calculation of an eight-centered oval which is quasi-equivalent to the ellipse. Journal For Geometry And Graphics, 19(2), 257-268

**Entity: **Universitat Rovira i Virgili

**Journal publication year: **2015

**Publication Type: **Journal Publications