Flow and particles deposition in Rabit and Rat airways under realistic inflow rate

Y. Hoarau, P. Choquet, C. Goetz, A. Fouras, S. Dubsky, Marianna Braza, S. Saintlos-Brillac, F. Plouraboué, D. Lo Jacono

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The understanding of the flow structures and the particle transport/ deposition across the human bronchial system remains a challenge to achieve because of the complexity of the geometry of human lungs. This work relies a strong collaboration between physicians, medical imaging researchers, fluid mechanics researcher and CFD researchers. Four configurations of airways (the generic Weibel model, the Human model proposed by Hiroko Kitaoka, a realistic Rat lung obtained by μ-CT and a realistic rabbit geometry obtained by a synchrotron based CT) have been generated, meshed and simulated using the CFD commercial package CFD-ACE. Both steady and realistic inflow rates have been studied as well as the associated transport and deposition of particles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fluid-Structure Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationUpdated Contributions Reflecting New Findings Presented at the ERCOFTAC Symposium on Unsteady Separation in Fluid-Structure Interaction, 17–21 June 2013, St. John Resort, Mykonos, Greece
EditorsMarianna Braza, Mark Thompson, Alessandro Bottaro
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319273860
ISBN (Print)9783319273846
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Symposium on Unsteady Separation in Fluid-Structure Interaction 2013 - Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 17 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameNotes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design
ISSN (Print)16122909
ISSN (Electronic)1860-0824


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Unsteady Separation in Fluid-Structure Interaction 2013


  • Human lungs
  • Numerical simulations
  • Particle deposition
  • Rabbit lungs
  • Rat lungs

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