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Capillary Spacing

by Carlos Estela


Submitted : Fall 2010

The purpose of this project is to find what the largest spacing between two capillaries can be before oxygen stops diffusing amongst them. This distance can be calculated using two equations; one of these relates the rate constant for oxygen in the tissue (k) and the flux of oxygen (NA) with the distance between capillaries (r). The other equation relates the diffusion coefficient of oxygen A in tissue B (DAB) and the concentration of oxygen in the tissue (CA) with the flux of oxygen (NA).  The equations and their constraints are used to find the distance, or radius, at which the concentration of oxygen (CA) in the tissue is zero, is at 0.0108 cm. 

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Advisors :
Thomas Bieske, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell