A 3-dimensional fractal-like, branching network model for an arterial tree. Blood enters the network through the structure represented as a thick horizontal line. Terminal arteries are represented by thin horizontal lines. a. A network that uniformly supplies a 2 × 2 × 2 volume where the unit distance is the spacing between adjacent termini of small arteries. b. A network that uniformly supplies a 4 × 4 × 4 volume.