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Computational Fluid and Particle Dynamics in the Human Respiratory System (1st Edition)

Book Info
Year: 2013
Pages: 374
Language: English
Series: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4488-2
ISBN: 9789400744875,9789400744882
TAG: Medicine

Traditional research methodologies in the human respiratory system have always been challenging due to their invasive nature. Recent advances in medical imaging and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have accelerated this research. This book compiles and details recent advances in the modelling of the respiratory system for researchers, engineers, scientists, and health practitioners. It breaks down the complexities of this field and provides both students and scientists with an introduction and starting point to the physiology of the respiratory system, fluid dynamics and advanced CFD modeling tools.
In addition to a brief introduction to the physics of the respiratory system and an overview of computational methods, the book contains best-practice guidelines for establishing high-quality computational models and simulations. Inspiration for new simulations can be gained through innovative case studies as well as hands-on practice using pre-made computational code. Last but not least, students and researchers are presented the latest biomedical research activities, and the computational visualizations will enhance their understanding of physiological functions of the respiratory system.



Front Matter....Pages 1-1
Computational Fluid and Particle Dynamics (CFPD): An Introduction....Pages 1-18
The Human Respiratory System....Pages 19-44
Reconstruction of the Human Airways....Pages 45-71
Generation of Computational Mesh for CFPD Simulations....Pages 73-99
Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics....Pages 101-138
Fundamentals of Particle Dynamics....Pages 139-166
Numerical Methods and Its Solution....Pages 167-231
Case Studies in the Human Respiratory System....Pages 233-319
Advanced Topics and Future Trends....Pages 321-337
Back Matter....Pages 335-335

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