Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

A Two Dimensional Infinite Element Model to Study Temperature Distribution in Human Dermal Regions due to Tumors

K. R. pardasani and Madhvi shakya

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2005.184.188

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 1, 2005

Pages 184-188

Abstract

In this study, a two dimensional infinite element model has been developed to study thermal effect in human dermal regions due to tumors. This model incorporates the effect of blood mass flow rate, metabolic heat generation and thermal conductivity of the tissues.The dermal region is divided into three natural layers, namely, epidermis, dermis and subdermal tissues. A uniformly perfused tumor is assumed to be present in the dermis. The domain is assumed to be finite along the depth and infinite along the breadth. The whole dermis region involving tumor is modelled with the help of triangular finite elements to incorporate the geometry of the region. These elements are surrounded by infinite domain elements along the breadth. Appropriate boundary conditions has been incorporated. A computer program has been developed to obtain the numerical results.

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© 2005 K. R. pardasani and Madhvi shakya. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.