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Volume 328, 2020XXII. International Scientific Conference – The Application of Experimental and Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Energy 2020 (AEaNMiFMaE-2020)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Measurement and Calculation of State Variables in the Fluid Flow|
|Published online||18 November 2020|
Flow Behaviour of Inhaled Fibres – Equations of Motion and Preliminary Results of Real Trajectories Recorded by a High-Speed Camera
1 Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Institute, Technicka 2896/2 Brno, 616 60, the Czech Republic
2 Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Mathematics, Technicka 2896/2 Brno, 616 60, the Czech Republic
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The ability to precisely predict the fate of inhaled fibres is important for toxicologists as well as for pharmaceutists struggling to utilize fibres as carriers of a medication. However, the complexity of fibre movement in human airways still represents a significant challenge for programmers of codes for simulation of fibre flow. This conference contribution introduces the theoretical equations of fibre motion which can be used for calculation of the fate of inhaled fibres, and also, in the second part, first results of high-speed camera recorded trajectories of fibres downstream of a realistic human airway bifurcation are presented as an illustration of the real behaviour of fibres in the lungs.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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