WIT Press

Structure Of Computer-Generated Arterial Trees With Different Optimization Target Functions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO970041

Volume

4

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,008 kb

Author(s)

M. Neumann, W. Schreiner, R. Karch & F. Neumann

Abstract

Highly realistic models of coronary arterial trees can be generated on the computer by our method of "constrained constructive optimization" (CCO). Basic concepts of real arterial trees have been accounted for by the specific choice of boundary conditions, constraints, and target functions for geometrical and structural optimization. By variation of the parameter A, - the spatial dimensionality of the global property being minimized - the structure of the resulting trees changes drastically, which is immediately evident to visual inspection: vessel shape varies from strongly meandering structures through more and more streamlined

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