Teleonomical optimization of a fractal model of the pulmonary arterial bed.

  title={Teleonomical optimization of a fractal model of the pulmonary arterial bed.},
  author={Jacques LeF{\`e}vre},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={102 2},
Modeling the pulmonary arterial tree (PAT) is considered here as an optimal synthesis problem. Firstly, a class of candidate models is specified: the three-dimensional symmetric dichotomous fractal trees of elastic tubes described by Womersley's equations. Secondly, the parameters are shown to be constrained by interactions of PAT with the rest of the body; these constraints are used to limit the volume of the parametric space to which attention will be directed in the synthesis step. Thirdly… CONTINUE READING

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