Gou, K, Fok, P-W and Fu, Y (2018) Nonlinear tubular organ modeling and analysis for tracheal angioedema by swelling-morphoelasticity. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 112. 95 - 117. ISSN 0022-0833

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We study one of the important human tubular organs, the trachea, under deformation caused by the disease angioedema. This pathology can suddenly increase the volume of the trachea and cause serious breathing difficulty. Two popular theories, the swelling theory and morphoelasticity theory, which generalize classical hyperelasticity to study material deformation under internal volume change, are integrated into a single model to study tracheal angioedema. Computational modeling results from various combinations of swelling and morphoelasticity are compared to exhibit the difference and similarity of the two theories in modeling tracheal angioedema. Nonlinear behaviors of the tubular radius changes are also illustrated to show how the trachea luminal size alteration depends on the swelling/growth parameters and their effect on modifying tissue stiffness. The possibility of complete tracheal channel closure is also studied to understand if it is possible for the angioedema to close the airway. This article serves as an exemplary study on nonlinear deformation behaviors of human tubular organs with multiple layers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article can be accessed online at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10665-018-9967-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: Angiodema; Growth; Hyperelasticity; Morphoelasticity; Swelling; Trachea
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 08:30
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/5496

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