An Application of a Blood Flow Model

Michael Breuss, Bernd Fischer, Andreas Meister


Mathematical models of blood flow are inevitably embedded in models of human ther-moregulation because they take the role of the most significant heat distributor in modelsof the human thermal system [14, 6]. Models of human thermoregulation have a widerange of applications, e.g. for the prediction of the impact of accidents, diseases and clin-ical treatments (see [14] and the references therein). The application of our interest is theprediction of the influence of cooling on the heat distribution in premature infants, seeSection 2. In Section 3 we discuss the requirements of a reliable thermoregulation modelwhile the governing equation is described in paragraph four. The employed blood flowmodel is discussed within Section 5. Section 6 deals with numerical results, followed byconcluding remarks in the last paragraph.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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