The development of virtual leaf surface models for interactive agrichemical spray applications
Kempthorne, Daryl Matthew (2015) The development of virtual leaf surface models for interactive agrichemical spray applications. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.
This project constructed virtual plant leaf surfaces from digitised data sets for use in droplet spray models. Digitisation techniques for obtaining data sets for cotton, chenopodium and wheat leaves are discussed and novel algorithms for the reconstruction of the leaves from these three plant species are developed. The reconstructed leaf surfaces are included into agricultural droplet spray models to investigate the effect of the nozzle and spray formulation combination on the proportion of spray retained by the plant. A numerical study of the post-impaction motion of large droplets that have formed on the leaf surface is also considered.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)|
|Supervisor:||Turner, Ian, Young, Joe, McCue, Scott, & Belward, John|
|Keywords:||digitisation, 3D scanning, virtual leaf reconstruction, surface fitting, discrete smoothing D2 splines, thin plate spline finite element method, preconditioning saddle point problems, parameterisation techniques|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||26 Aug 2015 00:36|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2016 22:18|
Repository Staff Only: item control page