Science Inventory

3-D Model of the Human Respiratory System

Citation:

Rosati, J., R. Burton, w. tang, AND R. McCauley. 3-D Model of the Human Respiratory System. AAAR Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 21 - 23, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Model Of The Human Respiratory System

Description:

The U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) has developed a 3-D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the human respiratory system that allows for the simulation of particulate based contaminant deposition and clearance, while being adaptable for age, ethnicity, and sex. This model, based on human scan data, incorporates the extrathoracic region, as well as the tracheobronchial and peripheral airways of the lung. It provides the ability to modify internal face morphology to match external facial features, thus allowing for model customization. It also allows for both oral and nasal breathing, as well as variable breathing patterns.

URLs/Downloads:

LUNG_AAAR_FINALJARR.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 4111.407 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 10/23/2017
Record Last Revised: 06/20/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 340184

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT DIVISION