Computing wave impact in self-organised mussel beds

J. van de Koppel, M. Löffler, T.A.E. Ophelders

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We model the effects of byssal connections made by mussels within patterned mussel beds on bed stability as a disk graph, and propose a formula for assessing which mussels, if any, would get dislodged from the
bed under the impact of a wave. We formulate the computation as a flow problem, giving access to efficient algorithms to evaluate the formula. We then analyse the geometry of the graph, and show that we only need to compute a maximum flow in a restricted part of the graph, giving rise to a near-linear solution in practise.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017
Event33rd European Workshop on Computational Geometry (EuroCG 2017) - Malmö Högskola, Malmö, Sweden
Duration: 5 Apr 20177 Apr 2017
Conference number: 33


Workshop33rd European Workshop on Computational Geometry (EuroCG 2017)
Abbreviated titleEuroCG 2017
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