JACIII Vol.12 No.2 pp. 125-131
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2008.p0125


Modeling of Wood Aging Caused by Biological Deterioration

Xin Yin*, Tadahiro Fujimoto**, Norishige Chiba**,
and Hiromi T. Tanaka*

*Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

**Iwate University, 4-3-5 Ueda, Morioka, Iwate 020-8551, Japan

June 1, 2007
September 12, 2007
March 20, 2008
wood, aging, worm-eaten, visual simulation, ant colony optimization

We propose visually simulating wood aging by microorganisms using an ant colony optimization algorithm to generate wood aging patterns. Ants deposit pheromone similar to termites and wood deterioration caused by termites is simulated using this algorithm. Patterns generated by this algorithm resemble many pattern in nature, meaning ant paths are representative of worm paths and ant pheromones are representative of microorganism growth. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this technique in experiments.

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