Centripetal and Centrifugal Networks
Networks tend to have two major spatial effects on flows, which are
centrifugal and centripetal. These effects depend on the structure of
the network and its relationship with the distribution of origins and
- Centrifugal networks have no specific centrality as no
node is significantly more connected than the others. They typically
have a grid-like pattern.
- Centripetal networks have a strong centrality where one
or several nodes are much more connected that the others. They
typically have a radial pattern.