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.

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ID Code: 84525
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

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