This research aims to produce a simulation program for root forms using cellular automata model. Stephen Wolfram in his book entitled “A New Kind of Science” discusses the formation rules based on the statistical analysis. In accordance with Stephen Wolfram’s investigation, the research will develop a basic idea of computer program using Delphi 7 programming language. To best of our knowledge, there is no previous research developing a simulation describing root forms using the cellular automata model compared to the natural root form with the presence of stone addition as the disturbance. The result shows that (1) the simulation used four rules comparing results of the program towards the natural photographs and each rule had shown different root forms; (2) the stone disturbances prevent the root growth and the multiplication of root forms had been successfully modeled. Therefore, this research had added some stones, which have size of 120 cells placed randomly in the soil. Like in nature, stones cannot be penetrated by plant roots. The result showed that it is very likely to further develop the program of simulating root forms by 50 variations.
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Research Article| February 08 2016
Simulation of root forms using cellular automata model
Eka Cahya Prima;
AIP Conf. Proc. 1708, 070013 (2016)
Nanang Winarno, Eka Cahya Prima, Ratih Mega Ayu Afifah; Simulation of root forms using cellular automata model. AIP Conf. Proc. 8 February 2016; 1708 (1): 070013. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4941186
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