### Estimating the maximum capillary spacing (RL) for which anoxic regions will not form

## by Robert Tobar

Submitted : Spring 2015

The purpose of this project was to estimate a value of RL for which anoxic regions will not form. Anoxic regions will not form if r (radius from the venter of capillary) is greater than or equal to R_{L}. This can be written as R_{c} ≤ r < R_{L}. The strategy for estimating a maximum value of R_{L} involved the use of integration and derivate to create a graph that be used to relate concentration of oxygen and radius of tissue, r. While creating a graph, different values for R_{L} can be inserted to come up with a value that touches the x-axis. This value is represented as R_{L}. The estimated value for R_{L} was 23.7 µm, so r can be slightly less than that (23.6 µm) to allow a maximum capillary spacing R_{L} for which anoxic regions will not form.

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