Leaf venation, as a resistor, to optimize a switchable IR absorber

Alston, ME and Barber, R 2016, 'Leaf venation, as a resistor, to optimize a switchable IR absorber' , Scientific Reports, 6 , p. 31611.

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Abstract

Leaf vascular patterns are the mechanisms and mechanical support for the transportation of fluidics for photosynthesis and leaf development properties. Vascular hierarchical networks in leaves have farreaching functions in optimal transport efficiency of functional fluidics. Embedding leaf morphogenesis as a resistor network is significant in the optimization of a translucent thermally functional material. This will enable regulation through pressure equalization by diminishing flow pressure variation. This paper investigates nature’s vasculature networks that exhibit hierarchical branching scaling applied to microfluidics. To enable optimum potential for pressure drop regulation by algorithm design. This code analysis of circuit conduit optimization for transport fluidic flow resistance is validated against CFD simulation, within a closed loop network. The paper will propose this self-optimization, characterization by resistance seeking targeting to determine a microfluidic network as a resistor. To advance a thermally function material as a switchable IR absorber.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Reports
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2045-2322
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: ME Alston
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 17:03
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40508

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