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CFD Analysis of a Human Lung

[+] Author Affiliations
S. Taherian, H. R. Rahai

California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Tom Waddington

Long Beach VA Hospital/UCI Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

Paper No. BioMed2010-32068, pp. 33-35; 3 pages
doi:10.1115/BioMed2010-32068
From:
  • ASME 2010 5th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2010 5th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference and Exhibition
  • Newport Beach, California, USA, September 20–21, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4945-3
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Understanding the characteristic of airflow, and the amount of particle deposition in different sections of respiratory system provides information for treatment procedures and processes. Results of preliminary numerical investigations for development of a system of image transfer and simulation to identify patient specific respiratory problem are presented. The system is a non-intrusive approach for evaluation of central airway diseases which could also be used for development of methods for reviving and recovery of damaged lung, especially at the onset of respiratory problems.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

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