Accession Number : ADA171483
Title : Models of Cerebral System Mechanics.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA
Personal Author(s) : Sorek,S ; Bear,J ; Karni,Z ; Feinsod,M
Report Date : 20 Jul 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 121
Abstract : A model of a system is a simplified version of the real system. The simplification is done by introducing a set of assumptions that express our understanding of the system's behavior. In the process of simplification, we omit non-dominant effects, leaving the main features of the system. The objective of simplification is to obtain a set that can be solved by available tools and still maintain the main characteristics of the real system. The model is a tool that provides forecasts of the response of the real system to various excitations. Thus it is essential that the model retains those features that are the subject of investigations. This volume contains 7 papers dealing with models of brain mechanics. The objective of the models is to provide a tool for simulating the mechanical behavior of the cerebral system, as manifested by pressure, velocity, stress and strain variations, in response to changes in input pressures and fluxes.
Descriptors : *BRAIN , *MODELS , VELOCITY , EXCITATION , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , PRESSURE , KINETICS , CEREBROVASCULAR SYSTEM
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE