1st Edition

Advances in Numerical Heat Transfer, Volume 3

By W. J. Minkowycz Copyright 2009
    396 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    396 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Definitive Treatment of the Numerical Simulation of Bioheat Transfer and Fluid Flow

    Motivated by the upwelling of current interest in subjects critical to human health, Advances in Numerical Heat Transfer, Volume 3 presents the latest information on bioheat and biofluid flow. Like its predecessors, this volume assembles a team of renowned international researchers who cover both fundamentals and applications. It explores ingenious modeling techniques and innovative numerical simulation for solving problems in biomedical engineering.

    The text begins with the modeling of thermal transport by perfusion within the framework of the porous-media theory. It goes on to review other perfusion models, different forms of the bioheat equation for several thermal therapies, and thermal transport in individual blood vessels. The book then describes thermal methods of tumor detection and treatment as well as issues of blood heating and cooling during lengthy surgeries. It also discusses how the enhancement of heat conduction in tumor tissue by intruded nanoparticles improves the efficacy of thermal destruction of the tumor. The final chapters focus on whole-body thermal models, issues concerning the thermal treatment of cancer, and a case study on the thermal ablation of an enlarged prostate.

    Synthesis of Mathematical Models Representing Bioheat Transport, K. Khanafer and K. Vafai

    Numerical Models of Blood Flow Effects in Biological Tissues, James W. Baish, K. Mukundakrishnan, and P.S. Ayyaswamy

    Numerical Methods for Solving Bioheat Transfer Equations in Complex Situations, J. Liu and Z.-S. Deng

    Discrete Vasculature (DIVA) Model Simulating the Thermal Impact of Individual Blood Vessels for In Vivo Heat Transfer, B.W. Raaymakers, A.N.T.J. Kotte, and J.J.W. Lagendijk

    Numerical Bioheat Transfer in Tumor Detection and Treatment, Aili Zhang and Lisa X. Xu

    Thermal Interactions between Blood and Tissue: Development of a Theoretical Approach in Predicting Body Temperature during Blood Cooling and Rewarming, L. Zhu, T. Schappeler, C. Cordero-Tumangday, and A.J. Rosengart

    Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Simulating Nanocryosurgery of Target Tissues Embedded with Large Blood Vessels, Z.-S. Deng, J. Liu, J.-F. Yan, Z.-Q. Sun, and Y.-X. Zhou

    Whole-Body Human Thermal Models, Eugene H. Wissler

    Computational Infrastructure for the Real-Time Patient-Specific Treatment of Cancer, K.R. Diller, J.T. Oden, C. Bajaj, J.C. Browne, J. Hazle, I. Babuška, J. Bass, L. Bidaut, L. Demkowicz, A. Elliott, Y. Feng, D. Fuentes, S. Goswami, A. Hawkins, S. Khoshnevis, B. Kwon, S. Prudhomme, and R.J. Stafford

    A Mathematical Model to Predict Tissue Temperatures and Necrosis during Microwave Thermal Ablation of the Prostate, S. Ramadhyani, J.P. Abraham, and E.M. Sparrow


    W. J. Minkowycz