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Amette Olufsen
04-29-1996, 04:34 AM
Dear subscribers,

In my phd-studies I am currently working on structured
arterial trees, but I lack information on how various
generations of branches scale in length.

Several papers describe how the *radius* between two successive
generations change, but I have seen only one reference addressing
how the length of a branch is related to the trunk:
It says that in general
(for small arteries) the length of the
branch in consideration would be approximately:

l = c r

where c is constant and r is the radius of the branch (I assume this is
constant throughout the branch).
I need to know whether this relation is reasonable and whether other
relations have been proposed.

I realize that that this is not a typical posting for
this list, but I hope that there is someone who can help me with this
problem.


Mette Olufsen

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