Computational model of oxygen transport applied to capillary networks in skeletal muscle

Daniel Goldman, Aleksander S. Popel

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In order to systematically investigate the role of network complexity in producing oxygen transport heterogeneity, a series of networks were constructed with different properties. Most of the simulations involved networks constructed around an underlying structure of hexagonally packed parallel muscle fibers. First, the importance of the fiber construct was examined. Next, the roles of cross-connections between the parallel capillaries and of vessel tortuousity were investigated. The oxygen transport significance of many other factors, including the role of countercurrent flow, was also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791816117
StatePublished - 1999
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1999Jun 20 1999


Other1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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