CFD Simulations and Particulate Deposition Before and After Intervention in Patient with Tracheal Stenosis

Start: 04/25/2016 - 4:15pm
End  : 04/25/2016 - 5:15pm

Applied Math Seminar

Shahab Taherian (California State University, Long Beach)


The existence of obstructions such as tracheal stenosis has major impacts on respiratory functions. Therapeutic effectiveness of inhaled medications is influenced by tracheal stenosis, and particle transport and deposition pattern are modified. The majority of studies have focused on obstructions in branches of the airways, where air is diverted to the other branches to meet the needed oxygen intake. In this study we have investigated the effects of trachea with and without stenosis/obstruction on particle depositions and air flow in a human respiratory system, using patient-specific Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and CT-scans.

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