Light Simulation Inside Tomato Canopy Based on a Functional-structural Growth Model

  • Qiaoxue Dong
  • Weizhong Yang
  • Yiming Wang
Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 259)

This paper present how the light transfer and interception inside the canopy was computed by combining a tomato dynamic growth model. The tomato functional structural growth model was applied to produce the topology and geometry of individual plant, and through transformation, the canopy could be composed of multi-individual plants. In this simulation system, a radioactive transfer model named hierarchical instantiation for radiosity, was coupled effectively into this tomato growth model to compute the repartition of light energy throughout the canopy, so the key interface technology when integration were explained in the paper. Finally, the visualization results were presented for the light simulation inside canopy.


Tomato Light simulation Functional structural growth model Visualization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiaoxue Dong
    • 1
  • Weizhong Yang
    • 1
  • Yiming Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information and Electrical EngineeringChina Agricultural UniversityChina

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