Characteristics of the Light Reception Systems Concerning a Kenaf Individual Model
It is thought that plants have evolved to modulate the amount of light received by the leaves in order to raise the photosynthetic rate. By investigating a plant condensing system, it is small and a directive low condensing system may be able to develop. A compact condensing system with low directivity may be able to be developed by investigating the condensing method by a plant. This paper presents the results of an investigation into light reception characteristics using the numerical-analysis program (LAPS), with emphasis on a kenaf plant (Hibiscus cannabinus) with division leaf of diversity. From this analysis, the relationship between the range of movement for the light source (sun) and the shoot configuration of a kenaf plant were clarified. There is a suitable shoot configuration, and the shoot configuration has a strong influence over the efficiency of light reception. The summer season is characterized by wide oscillations of the light source, and it is therefore necessary for the kenaf plant to adjust its shoot configuration in order to improve light reception.
- Journal of Thermal Science and Technology
Journal of Thermal Science and Technology 3(3), 511-522, 2008