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Cagatay Basdogan
09-14-1994, 06:32 AM
Dear Biomch-l Subscribers:

I posted a query regarding "modeling of traumatic injuries
in human limbs " couple of weeks ago. Although I received e-mails
from 2-3 people who indicated that they were interested in
the results of my query, I did not receive any other valuable
response. I am still interested in your ideas and comments.
Original query:
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I am working on a project that involves the 3-D modeling of
traumatic injuries in human limbs (particular emphasize
will be given to the thigh) The project will have applications
in the evaluation of injury consequences
and in the training of medics to treat the injuries.
As a part of this study, we are interested in modeling
the bleeding of injured muscles, nerves blood
vessels, etc.(e.g. injuries caused by gun shot
wounds). Since I just started working in this
project, any information related to the following questions
would be very valuable.

Q1. Are there any well known bleeding/blood flow
models in the literature?
Q2. How can I gather some physical data(i.e: flow
rate through blood vessels,
cross-sectional areas of vessels and bones, viscosity of
blood, amount of blood loss
in a typical gunshot wounds as a function of time, ... etc.)
Q3. Are there any public domain or commercial softwares
or tool kits available?

I will post the summary of responses as it is
customary in BIOMCH-L

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I include the names of the books which may
be useful to the starters (like me !)
in this area. They are all about blood flow modeling.

1. Biomechanics : Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues, Y.C. Fung
2. Biofluid Mechanics, Liepsch Dieter
3. Blood flow measurement in Man, Mathie, Robert T.
4. Blood Flow in Large Arteries , Liepsch Dieter
5. Blood Flow : Theory and Practice, Taylor, D.E & Stevens A.L.
6. Flow Properties of Blood & Other Biological Systems,
Copley, A. & Stainsby, G.
7. Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics, Bergel D.H.
8. Blood Flow in Arteries, McDonald, D.A.

Best Regards,

Cagatay Basdogan, Ph.D.
e-mail: basdogan@seas.smu.edu