A scaling law for the effects of architecture and allometry on tree vibration modes suggests a biological tuning to modal compartmentalization.

@article{Rodriguez2008ASL,
  title={A scaling law for the effects of architecture and allometry on tree vibration modes suggests a biological tuning to modal compartmentalization.},
  author={Mathieu Rodriguez and Emmanuel de Langre and Bruno Moulia},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 12},
  pages={1523-37}
}
Wind is a major ecological factor for plants and a major economical factor for forestry. Mechanical analyses have revealed that the multimodal dynamic behavior of trees is central to wind-tree interactions. Moreover, the trunk and branches influence dynamic modes, both in frequency and location. Because of the complexity of tree architecture, finite element models (FEMs) have been used to analyze such dynamics. However, these models require detailed geometric and architectural data and are tree… CONTINUE READING