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CFD modelling of flow at the epiglottis

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posted on 28.03.2022, 13:59 by Matthew Berry
The upper airway is an important component of the human body, particularly the epiglottis and surrounding region. Studies have shown that in terms of retaining drug particles, the epiglottis is the most prominent region involved. However, a significan amount of research has not been completed in order to investigate and define a potential relationship between epiglottis geometry and airflow through the region. This project will involve the creation of upper airway models and airflow simulations to determine whether a relationship exists, potentiall laying a platform for new methods to be developed with respect to drug particle retention within the region.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Background -- 3. Experimental method -- 4. Results -- 5. Discussion -- 6. Conclusions -- Appendix -- References.

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Bibliography: pages 65-67 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours

Degree

BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award

2017

Principal Supervisor

Shaokoon Cheng

Rights

Copyright Matthew Berry 2017. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Extent

1 online resource (xvi, 67 pages illustrations(some colour))

Former Identifiers

mq:70421 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1263589

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