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Finite Element Analysis and Modeling of Tissue Heating while Killing Tumor

Module by: Ziyad Aljarboua. E-mail the author

Finite Element Analysis and Modeling of Tissue Heating while Killing Tumor1:

Following model is an example of tissue heating while killing tumor. This model is created by Interactive Heating Transfer 2.0 Software by Frank P. Incropera and David P. DeWitt. The structure of this model was given as an example in the software and was not created by me that models heat transfer to tissue while killing a tumor.

Model input:

Figure 1
Figure 1 (graphics1.png)
Table 1
Type Conductivity (W/m-K) Density (Kg/m3) Specific Heat (J/Kg-K) Perfusion (Kg/m3-s)
Fat 0.21 850 3800 0
Bladder 0.604 1000 4000 0
Tumor 0.5 1200 3800 0
Soft Tissue 0.5 1000 4800 0
Feces 0.78 1000 4000 0
Bone 1.72 1920 2200 0
Muscle 0.41 1080 3800 0

Temperature Modeling:

Figure 2
Figure 2 (graphics2.png)

Temperature Content:

Figure 3
Figure 3 (graphics3.png)
Figure 4
Figure 4 (graphics4.png)

Temperature Gradient:

Figure 5
Figure 5 (graphics5.png)
  1. Frank P. Incropera, David P. Dewitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, Interactive Heat Transfer 2.0, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2002.

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