View Full Version : Re: Wolff's law and tree growth.

Donald D. Anderson, Ph.d.
01-04-1994, 11:47 PM
In response to the posting of Arthur Brandwood on Wed, 05 Jan, regarding
Wolff's Law and its applicability to plant growth:

I believe the German Scientist mentioned may be Dr. Claus Mattheck at the
Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute for Material and Solid State
Research IV, 7500 Karlsruhe, Germany. Two abstracts of relevance were
published in the Proceedings from the 13th Annual Meeting of the American
Society of Biomechanics, in Burlington, VT - August 23-25, 1989 (pp. 34 and
248). Both involved the use of finite element methods to study
relationships between tree growth and mechanical stimulation of the trees.
The latter also looked at wound healing in trees. Some very interesting

Don Anderson, Ph.D. -- Director, ASRI Biomechanics Research Laboratory
Pittsburgh, PA