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    • Normal vs. Abnormal Pharyngeal Bolus Transport 

      Lo, Peter; Meng, Yizhi; Srikiatden, Jaruk (2001-01-07)
      Normal and abnormal swallowing (dysphagia) processes in the pharynx were modeled using the computer-aided engineering software, FIDAP. In the normal case, boundary conditions for the epiglottis were established to prevent ...
    • Freezing a Fillet-o-Fish 

      Fong, Jeannette; Ishikawa, Dave; Jackson, Andrea; Leung, Andrea; Yeung, Roger (2001-01-07)
      The frozen food industry is a billion dollar industry that demands efficient manufacturing of consumer products. Through modeling the freezing within a fish fillet, the process of storing and distributing this product is ...
    • Optimization of Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer 

      Beelitz, Carolyn; Bui, Jojo; Connelly, John; Mukherjee, Rani; Pan, Katy (2001-01-07)
      Chemotherapy is a common treatment method for lung cancer. Using FIDAP, this study simulated the diffusion of the drug, Cisplatin, from the blood stream throughout a lung tumor that partially blocked an airway. Two ...
    • Ferromagnetic Thermal Ablation of Prostate Tumor 

      Avissar, Michael; Ishman, Naquan; Lee, Sui Ping; Patel, Payal (2001-01-07)
      There are many forms of treatment for prostate cancer. One set of treatments is called hyperthermia, the heating of tumor tissue to destroy it. Thermal ablation is a form of hyperthermia that destroys both normal and cell ...
    • Making Your Sausage Clean. The Art of Sausage Sterilization 

      Amobi, Ngozi; Lee, Jessica; Padron, Sonya; Price, Andrew (2001-01-07)
      Thermal processing of temperature and species within a sausage were modeled using FIDAP. A mesh was created in GAMBIT to recreate the sausage geometry; diameter = 0.072m and length = 0.21m. The sausage was assumed to be ...
    • Delayed Effects of Hydrofluoric Acid Burn 

      Felsovalyi, Flora; Jap, Bennett; Robilotto, Anthony; Tong, Gary (2001-01-07)
      Hydrofluoric acid burn is a common work related injury. After initial contact, hydrofluoric acid diffuses through the skin where it eventually reaches the bone. Once in contact, dissociated F- ions react with the calcium ...
    • Drug Delivery in the Brain 

      Poon, Billy (2001-01-07)
      In this study, the diffusion of nerve growth factor (NGF) from a polymeric matrix into brain tissue was simulated using the finite element method (FEM). Two release profiles were studied and it was found that a constant ...
    • Heat Treatment of an Enlarged Prostate 

      Alexander, Conor; Cohen, Rich; Furman, Guy; Pino, Chris; Schleifer-Schneggenburger, Jill (2001-01-07)
      An enlarged prostate, known in the medical field as either benign prostate hyperplasia or benign prostate hypertrophy, is a common affliction among older men, resulting in a difficulty in urination. The condition is also ...
    • Comparison of Vaccine Freezing Methods 

      Matthews, James; Cunningham, Megan; Joslin, Lisa; Peterson, David (2001-04-05)
      We have developed a temperature-sensitive vaccine formulation in a glass vial that needs to be frozen prior to lyophilization.The method for freezing the vial has traditionally been liquid nitrogen tunnel freezing, but ...