CFD analysis of mucous effect in the nasal cavity

Milad Ahmadi*, Mohammad Kojourimanesh, Mohammad Zuber, Vizy Nazira Riazuddin, Shah Mohammad Abdul Khader

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    This research aims to investigate the airflow patterns and particle deposition in a healthy human upper airways. A realistic 3-D computational model of the upper airways including the vestibule was developed using a series of CT scan images of a healthy human. Simulations of the airflow fields in the upper airway passages were performed by solving the Navier-Stokes and continuity equations for breath rate 20 L/min. The trajectory analysis approach was applied to study the particle transport and deposition for the model with and without mucous lining. The presented results revealed that the mucous layer can have significant impact on airflow analysis and there were noticeable differences in the amount of particle deposition in each models.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)491-498
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


    • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
    • mucous effect
    • nasal airway
    • particle deposition
    • n/a OA procedure


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