Brain cooling strategies: Numerical simulations on a realistic human head geometry

B. Dennis, R. Eberhart, G. Dulikravich, S. Radons

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Abstract

A 3-D finite element method (FEM) based model of the bioheat transfer equation has been developed to simulate the unsteady temperature distribution in a human head undergoing external cooling. A finite element analysis (FEA) code was developed to solve the bioheat transfer equation in arbitrary shaped 3-D multi-material objects discretized with tetrahedral elements. The correctness of the code was verified by comparing numerical results against an exact analytical solution for a simple geometry. The code was then used to simulate the unsteady heat transfer in a human head. Simulations were made with and without the effects of cold blood perfusion. Several values of arterial temperature were used for the perfusion cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSimulation in Biomedicine V
EditorsZ.M. Arnez, C.A. Brebbia, F. Solina, V. Stankovski
Pages45-54
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventFifth International Conference on Simulations in Biomedicine, Biomedicine 2003 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: Apr 2 2003Apr 4 2003

Publication series

NameAdvances in Computational Bioengineering
Volume7

Other

OtherFifth International Conference on Simulations in Biomedicine, Biomedicine 2003
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period4/2/034/4/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Dennis, B., Eberhart, R., Dulikravich, G., & Radons, S. (2003). Brain cooling strategies: Numerical simulations on a realistic human head geometry. In Z. M. Arnez, C. A. Brebbia, F. Solina, & V. Stankovski (Eds.), Simulation in Biomedicine V (pp. 45-54). (Advances in Computational Bioengineering; Vol. 7).