Fractal-Based Analysis for the Energy Consumption Efficiency of Biological Networks
Hidekazu Furuki, Hiroshi Sato, and Tomohiro Shirakawa
Department of Computer Science, National Defense Academy of Japan, 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 239-8686, Japan
Using a simulation model, we investigated the energy consumption efficiency of biological networks in terms of the fractal dimension of network morphology, the flow rate inside, and the resources needed for network construction. In themodel, we constructedmany types of tree networks and simulated the fluidic flow inside the networks. As a result, we clarified the precision of a preexisting equation and the efficiency of energy consumption for the networks.
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