Optimal temperature distribution in a 3D triple-layered skin structure embedded with artery and vein vasculature and induced by electromagnetic radiation


Journal Article

In hyperthermia cancer treatments, a crucial problem is keeping the temperature of the normal tissue surrounding the tumor below a certain threshold so as not to cause damage to the tissue. Thus, obtaining a temperature field of the entire treatment region is important to control the process. In this study we develop a model and a numerical method for obtaining an optimal temperature distribution in a triple-layered skin structure embedded with multi-level blood vessels. The heat is induced by electromagnetic (EM) radiation. The dimensions and blood flow of multi-level blood vessels are determined based on the constructal theory. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, H; Dai, W; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • May 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 9-10

Start / End Page

  • 1843 - 1854

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0017-9310

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2006.10.005

Citation Source

  • Scopus