The design of shapes that are in some sense optimal is a task faced by engineers in a wide range of disciplines. In shape optimisation one aims to improve a given initial shape by iteratively deforming it - if the shape is represented by a mesh, then this means that the mesh has to deformed. This is a delicate problem as overlapping or highly stretched meshes lead to poor accuracy of numerical methods.

In the presented work we consider a novel mesh deformation method motivated by the Riemannian mapping theorem and based on conformal mappings.