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Simulation of Flow and Structural Dynamics in Human Upper Airways

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Goutham Mylavarapu, Ephraim Gutmark, Mihai Mihaescu, Shanmugam Murugappan

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Paper No. SBC2010-19501, pp. 653-654; 2 pages
  • ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Naples, Florida, USA, June 16–19, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4403-8
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


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