ISHS


Acta
Horticulturae
Home


Login
Logout
Status


Help

ISHS Home

ISHS Contact

Consultation
statistics
index


Search
 
ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1160: X International Symposium on Modelling in Fruit Research and Orchard Management

IMapple: a source-sink developmental model for 'Golden Delicious' apple trees

Authors:   M. Fiżer, J. Ravi, B. Benes, B. Shi, P. Hirst
Keywords:   functional-structural plant models, computer graphics, geometric representation, Malus × domestica
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1160.8
Abstract:
Functional structural botanical tree models are one of the most difficult models in biology. We introduce IMapple, a model for 'Golden Delicious' apple (Malus × domestica) trees based on source-sink descriptions of plant resources. Our model uses precise geometrical representations with high quality polygonal meshes and geometric details. We introduce a novel simulation algorithm that provides detailed information about leaf irradiance by simulating direct illumination and self-shadowing. This provides information about incoming light and energy that is distributed by a source-sink mathematical model. Our model aims to be parametric, highly interactive, and usable. Information about the qualitative and quantitative relationships of different parts of the model is provided interactively via a simple graphical user interface or directly from measured data. The simulation runs in 3D, at interactive framerates, and allows for fast experimentation and visual evaluation.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software to read PDF files)

1160_7     1160     1160_9

URL www.actahort.org      Hosted by KU Leuven      © ISHS