We develop numerical methods for the computer simulation and modeling of a three dimensional heat transfer problem in biological bodies. The technique is intended for the temperature predications and parameter measurements in thermal medical practices and for the studies of thermomechanical interaction of biological bodies at high temperature. We examine a mathematical model based on the classical well-known Pennes equation for heat transfer in biological bodies. A finite difference discretization scheme is used to discretize the governing partial differential equation. A preconditioned iterative solver is employed to solve the resulting sparse linear system at each time step. Numerical results are obtained to demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed numerical methods.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Mathematics and Computers in Simulation|
|State||Published - May 16 2005|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research work was supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grants CCR-9988165, CCR-0092532, ACR-0202934, and ACR-0234270, by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science under grant DE-FG02-02ER45961, by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation under grant KSEF-02-264-RED-002, and by the Japanese Research Organization for Information Science and Technology.
- Bioheat transfer
- Pennes equation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science (all)
- Numerical Analysis
- Modeling and Simulation
- Applied Mathematics