JACIII Vol.17 No.6 pp. 919-925
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2013.p0919


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

May 21, 2013
September 26, 2013
November 20, 2013
fractal, biological network, morphology, tree-structure, fluid dynamics

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.

Cite this article as:
Hidekazu Furuki, Hiroshi Sato, and Tomohiro Shirakawa, “Fractal-Based Analysis for the Energy Consumption Efficiency of Biological Networks,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.17, No.6, pp. 919-925, 2013.
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