27 April 2010

Article: Modeling of Wood Aging (2008)

: Modeling of Wood Aging Caused by Biological Deterioration

: Xin Yin, Tadahiro Fujimoto, Norishige Chiba, and Hiromi T. Tanaka

: Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, Vol. 12, No.2, 2008, pp. 125-131

: http://www.fujipress.jp/... (pdf, 830 Kb)

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We propose visually simulating wood aging by microorganisms using an ant colony optimization algorithm to generate wood aging patterns. Ants deposit pheromone similar to termites and wood deterioration caused by termites is simulated using this algorithm. Patterns generated by this algorithm resemble many pattern in nature, meaning ant paths are representative of worm paths and ant pheromones are representative of microorganism growth. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this technique in experiments.

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