Geometrical And Topological Optimization And Their Relation To The Bifurcation Laws In Optimized Arterial Tree Models
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W. Schreiner, F. Neumann, R. Karch, M. Neumann, A. End & S.M. Roedler
In generating models of vascular trees, the method of Constrained Constructive Optimization (CCO) draws on the assumption that optimization criterions can be utilized to derive the geometrical and structural features of the tree models, without using informations from topographic anatomy. The boundary conditions imposed describe pressures and flows at the inlet and outlets of the binary branching model tree as well as the ratios of radii at a bifurcation ("power-law" for bifurcations).